For 70 years, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has been an unwavering example of service to Canada and to the Commonwealth. This momentous occasion is an opportunity to celebrate those who make our community better, while paying tribute to the lifetime of work and commitment of our Queen.
While government issued 60,000 medals in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee, a repeat of the gesture was not planned federally. I therefore commissioned Platinum Jubilee Medallions for presentation to individuals who have made contributions in any number of fields, including community service, business, arts and culture, sports, education, volunteerism, first aid/CPR and military service..
Individual constituents were able to nominate individuals they believed were deserving of recognition for their contributions. They did so via my website, via email and telephone and via letter mail.
The medallion presentations took place at the EA Rawlinson Centre in Prince Albert on Friday, April 21st, and in the Hanover Room at the Tisdale RecPLEX on Saturday, April 22nd.
The list of medal recipients are as follows:
|Richard Ahenakew||Wayne Bacon||Pastor Mark Bergen|
|Don Bernier||Marj Bodnarchuk||David Bodvarson|
|Ralph Boychuk||Robert Bratvold||Gord Broda|
|Chief Wally Burns||Nancy Carruthers||Rose-Marie Carey|
|Carol Churchill||Russell Clunie||Natalie Clyke|
|Brennan Dupre||Gordon Dupre||Blake Emmons|
|Margaret Ferguson||Dr. John Fryters||Gordon Finnestad|
|Isidore Gaudet||Robert Gentil-Perret||Rick Gracia|
|Evelyn Hagley||Deborah Halverson||Renee Harper|
|Chief Robert Head||John Herd||Vern Hodgins|
|Patricia Hughes||Joyce Hunter||Tom Hunter|
|Leanne Huvenaars||Clarence Jackson||Sonya Jahn|
|Malcolm Jenkins||Eldeen Johnson||Gordon Joyes|
|Luciano Lauzon||Dr. Lionel Lavoie||Pat Lunny|
|Ken Madraga||Gloria Mahaussier||Marie Mathers|
|Doris McDougall||Sherry McLennan||Tara Muntain|
|Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka||Trevor Norum||Jan Olesko|
|Annie Pistun||Teena Polle||Sgt. Terry Posnikoff|
|Andrew Poulin||Stephen Roberts||Stella Rodwin|
|Chief Calvin Sanderson||Myron Schmalz||Carlene Schmaltz|
|Kamal Singh||Joan Sommerfeld||Lynda Stromme|
|Dr. Eben Strydom||Gail Syverson||Doug Terry|
|Cathy Ukrainetz||John Ukrainetz||Jason Volke|