Twenty-one deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, Sept. 25, for contributions to the province.
Premier Darrell Dexter presented the medals at a ceremony in Digby.
"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:
-- Samy Abidib (Yarmouth)
-- Joseph Allen Bishara (Tusket)
-- Josiah Gerald Cormier (Yarmouth)
-- Justin Cottreau (Clark's Harbour)
-- Murray Covert (Annapolis Royal)
-- Gerald Edward William Curry (South Ohio)
-- Darren Deinstadt (Shelburne)
-- Mariele Guerrero (Dublin Shore)
-- Gary Wayne Hudson (South Ohio)
-- Sasanet Iassu (Somerset)
-- Paul Law (Deep Brook)
-- Arthur McDonald (Clementsport)
-- Douglas Moore (Cornwallis)
-- Harry Leonard Nelson (Greenfield)
-- Richard Parry (Digby)
-- H. Reed Power-Grimm (Annapolis Royal)
-- John David Rogers (Cornwallis Park)
-- Warren K. Sabean (Port Lorne)
-- Nicole Thimot (Petit-Ruisseau)
-- Kelsey Torak (Shelburne)
-- Justine White (West Pubnico)
"I am very pleased and humbled to have this honour bestowed upon me as a result of the kind words of my fellow volunteers and the Royal Canadian Legion," said Mr. Law. "It's a reward in itself to be a part of the difference volunteers can make in serving our communities, country and citizens. This occasion will be a lasting memory, its meaningfulness deepened by sharing it with family, friends and supporters."
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-one deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today (September 25th)
for 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: Jennifer Stewart