Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Diamond Jubilee Medals for Saanich South!
This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne of England.
In commemoration, the Governor General is awarding sixty thousand Diamond Jubilee Medals.
A range of institutions and offices are helping to select recipients all year long.
Each Member of the Legislative Assembly of BC has been given the privilege to select four individuals in his or her constituency to receive the award.
For my part, I've decided to invite all the Community Associations in Saanich South to select one person to participate in a committee that will decide who receives the medal. In this way, it will be those actively volunteering at the local level that will decide who is to receive this honour.
To be eligible for the Diamond Jubilee Medal, a person must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. He or she must "have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada".
If you know someone who lives in Saanich South that is deserving of the Diamond Jubilee Medal, why not make a nomination?
Just send my office a letter or email with the name and contact information of your nominee and why you think this person should receive the medal.
All Saanich South nominations must be submitted by Friday September the 7th. The awards will be presented at a public ceremony in November.
For more information about this medal and to see what other Offices and Institutions are awarding them, please visit the Governor General's website.