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Ted Menzies presents Diamond Jubilee Medals for southwestern Alberta

Friday, 07 September 2012. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Ted Menzies presents Diamond Jubilee Medals for southwestern Alberta

Ted Menzies presents Diamond Jubilee Medal in Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek – The Honourable Ted Menzies, Member of Parliament for Macleod and Minister of State (Finance), presented 10 deserving citizens with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal yesterday evening. The ceremony was held at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village with over 75 guests in attendance.

The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s throne acquisition as Queen of the Commonwealth. This medal is incorporated into Canada’s show of appreciation for Her Majesty’s service to our country. In addition, the Diamond Jubilee Medal serves to recognize and honour outstanding community achievements and contributions by Canadians. 

This award focuses on citizens who have extensive volunteerism and have served their communities in exceptional ways. Throughout this year, 60,000 Canadians will be honoured for their accomplishments.

Among those honoured last night were:

Art Bonertz (Pincher Creek)

Joanne Drain (Blairmore)

Gail Fjordbotten (Granum)

Ken Hurlburt (Fort Macleod)

Earl Johnson (Pincher Creek)

Gordon MacIvor (Fort Macleod)

Frank McTighe (Fort Macleod)

Cliff Reiling (Blairmore)

Conrad Van Hierden (Fort Macleod)