Fourteen deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, Oct. 4, for contributions to the province.
Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson presented the medals to Nova Scotia's Olympians and Paralympians, on Premier Darrell Dexter's behalf, at a ceremony in Halifax.
"The Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizes the significant contributions these Nova Scotians have made to their sports, to their communities and to Nova Scotia," said Mr. Wilson. "Those receiving the medal today clearly illustrate the positive impact one person can have, and their devotion and hard work sets a great example for future generations."
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:
-- Ellie Black, Gymnastics (Halifax)
-- Custio Clayton, Boxing (North Preston)
-- Ryan Cochrane, Kayak (Windsor)
-- Amy Cotton, Judo (Judique)
-- Mark de Jonge, Kayak (Halifax)
-- Danielle Dube, Sailing (Glen Haven)
-- Eric Gillis, Marathon (Antigonish)
-- Devan Gotell, Paralympic Swimming (Antigonish)
-- Geoff Harris, Sprinting (Halifax)
-- Jamey Jewells, Wheelchair Basketball (Donkin)
-- Jenna Martin, Sprinting (Caledonia)
-- Jason McCoombs, Canoe (Dartmouth)
-- David Sharpe, Swimming (Halifax)
-- Paul Tingley, Paralympic Sailing (Halifax)
"It has been an honour to represent Nova Scotia and Canada at the Olympics and I feel that I speak for all of Nova Scotia's Olympians and Paralympians when I say, we are proud to receive the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal," said four-time Olympian, Paul Tingley.
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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Fourteen deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today (August 20th)
for their contributions to the province.
Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson presented the
medals to Nova Scotia's Olympians and Paralympians, on Premier
Darrell Dexter's behalf, a ceremony in Halifax.
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