Twenty-three deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, July 16, for their contributions to the province.
Premier Darrell Dexter presented the medals at a ceremony in Wolfville.
"The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates outstanding contributions made by Canadians and Nova Scotians," said Premier Dexter. "Today's recipients are making Nova Scotia a better place to live, and are great examples of what can be achieved when you get involved in your community."
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne, and honours her service and dedication to Canada.
Hundreds of Nova Scotians will be honoured throughout the year with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. Today's recipients were nominated personally by the premier.
The medal recipients are:
-- Mark Vincent Adam (Wolfville)
-- Douglas Owen Armstrong (Kingston)
-- Joseph Allan Benjamin (Kentville)
-- Emily Bent (Berwick)
-- Brittany Brydon (Waterville)
-- Frederick Raymond Cumby (Kentville)
-- Emily DeWolfe (Wolfville)
-- Lilian Addie Ewing (Waterville)
-- R. Firth Hepburn (Aylesford)
-- Major Darrell A. Holmes ((Windsor)
-- Stuart Edward Johnstone (Waterville)
-- James Robert Jotcham (Berwick)
-- Donald David MacCoy (Wilmot)
-- Gervaise Warren McKay (Newport)
-- Hannah Morse (South Berwick)
-- Christie Margaret O'Neill (Canning)
-- Kenneth Edwin Schwartz (Canning)
-- James William Stegen (Kentville)
-- Isaac Turner (Kentville)
-- Lucy Wallace (Coldbrook)
-- Cyril Macgarvey White, Jr. (Kentville)
-- Penelope Louise White (Kentville)
-- Paul Rupert Whitman (Berwick)
"It is a great honour to accept this medal," said recipient Joseph Benjamin. "I was very surprised and pleased to have been nominated."
Throughout the year, the Diamond Jubilee medal will be awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians.
For more information on the Diamond Jubilee and the medal, visit novascotia.ca/diamondjubilee
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Twenty-three deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with
the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today (July 16th)
for their contributions to the province.
Premier Darrell Dexter presented the medals at a ceremony
The medal marks the 2012 celebrations of the 60th
anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the
Throne as Queen of Canada.
Throughout the year, the Diamond Jubilee medal will be
awarded to 60-thousand deserving Canadians.
Media Contact: Brooke Armstrong