John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre, will present a Diamond Jubilee medal to Mayor Carl Zehr in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the province and country. The award will be presented tonight, Monday June 25th, at 7p.m. in the Kitchener City Council Chambers. This is the first of 14 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals to be presented by MPP Milloy.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal pays special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne and honours her life-long commitment to her responsibilities, by recognizing those who have made significant contributions to Ontario and Canada.
Ontario is awarding over 2,000 outstanding Canadians with Diamond Jubilee Medals.
“I am proud to have been given this opportunity to recognize 14 outstanding citizens in our area. Their spirit of contribution is fittingly recognized with this Diamond Jubilee medal, and we are lucky to have them in our community.”
— John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre
“The Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 year reign and is inspired by Her Majesty’s lifetime dedication to service. Ontario is proud to recognize the contributions made by the medal recipients. Their accomplishments reflect Her Majesty’s contributions to our great nation.”
—The Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
- 60,000 citizens across Canada will receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer.
- Her coronation service in 1953 was the first to be televised.
Find more information at the Governor General’s website.
Watch the Premier talk about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Find out about other Ontario honours or awards programs
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