June 28, 2012
Joint Release from the Offices of MP Dean Del Mastro and MPP Jeff Leal - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony
This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administers the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program, and provided the public an opportunity to send candidates for consideration to their MP and MPP.
In April, MP Del Mastro and MPP Leal established a local working committee to review nominations from the Peterborough Riding. The committee was also pleased to recommend who would receive the Jubilee Medals based on criteria set out by the Governor General, with final validation being provided by The Chancellery of Honours. In total, 114 unique nominations were submitted from the Peterborough Riding with a total of 45 medals being awarded.
“We are blessed with so many community-minded individuals who have made significant differences in this community. This medal program is an exceptional way to pay tribute to the important contributions of these individuals,” said Del Mastro and Leal in a joint statement.
For a full list of all the Peterborough Riding Queen Elizabeth II Medal Recipients, please see the attached Event Program.