Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto to present Diamond Jubilee Medals to 17 Canadians for their outstanding contributions to Canada. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
“I am delighted to present Diamond Jubilee Medals to great Ontarians who have contributed to their communities and to Canada,” said the Prime Minister. “These medals honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s sixty years of service to the people of Canada, and recognize the accomplishments of individual recipients.”
Created in honour of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne on February 6, 1952, Diamond Jubilee Medals recognize Canadians who have made considerable contributions to Canada or whose achievements abroad have brought credit to the country.
This medal presentation is but one of many special events that have taken place throughout the Diamond Jubilee Year, which will see a total of 60,000 Diamond Jubilee Medals presented to deserving Canadians. Other Diamond Jubilee celebrations have included themed festivals and special events, in addition to a host of community-based activities across the country.
The medal is administered by The Chancellery of Honours, which is part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.
For details on the medal program, please refer to www.gg.ca
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