Honouring Local Community Members

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On February 6, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This is an historic occasion marked only once before, by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 1897.

To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years of service to duty, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the issuance of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal as a visible way to recognize outstanding Canadians.

These medals provide an opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, to our communities and to our country. Members of the Legislative Assembly were given the honour of bestowing the awards to four members of their communities.

Adrian Dix is honoured to present a medal to Kate Perkins, the long serving President of and advocate for the Trout Lake Community Centre, Ann Wong, an active parent with and vocal advocate for the successful Save Our Schools Campaign, Yee Ching Hoo, a dedicated volunteer at the Collingwood Neighborhood House and Bobbi Senft, a woman whose family has lived in our community for three generations, whose volunteer contributions have helped preserve our knowledge of and appreciation for its heritage.