Five deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, Aug. 20, for their contributions to the province.
Education Minister Ramona Jennex presented the medals on Premier Darrell Dexter's behalf at a ceremony in Amherst.
"The Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizes the significant contributions these Nova Scotians have made to their communities, and to Nova Scotia," said Ms. Jennex. "Those receiving the medal today clearly illustrate the positive impact one person can have on an entire 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:
-- Timmy Layton Baker (Springhill)
-- Zackery Black (Amherst)
-- Harold Bruce Quigley (Amherst)
-- Bruce Richard Saunders (Amherst)
-- Bethany Rayliene Thompson (Oxford)
"This medal is very much appreciated and I consider it a special honour," said Bruce Saunders. "When you contribute to a community, you do so for the benefit of the community. You have no expectation of any special recognition. Volunteerism is at the core of any successful town, city or province.
"Being here today is so humbling, knowing there are so many others in this county who should be standing here today receiving this medal."
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 http://novascotia.ca/diamondjubilee
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Five deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today (August 20th) for
their contributions to the province.
Education Minister Ramona Jennex presented the medals on
Premier Darrell Dexter's behalf a ceremony in Amherst.
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