Presentation of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals in Haldimand

Cayuga, ON  — November 17, 2012 Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk and Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Diane Finley presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to a dozen worthy recipients today at the Haldimand County Museum and Archives in Cayuga.  Senator Doug Finley also presented medals to seven other very deserving recipients including Hagersville born, hockey legend, Becky Kellar.

The ceremony was held at the Haldimand County Museumand Archives in Cayuga before a packed house of enthusiastic supporters.  During the ceremony both Minister Diane Finley and Senator Doug Finley presented a total of nineteen Haldimand folks who were honoured with the medal which commemorates the sixty(60) year reign of Elizabeth II.

Recipients who received their medal from Minister Finley include:

Zena Bassingthwaite
Carolyn Chymko
Reverend W. Blake Eady
John Edelman
Mary Maud Guyatt
Larry Hayes
Marie Hewitt
Ruth Bernice Murphy
Kim Richardson
Dava Stavinga
Captain Richard James Twelves
Anne-Louise Vick

Recipients who received their medal from Senator Finley include:

T.A. Bud Bradley
Marlene Elizabeth Conway
Mayor Ken Hewitt
Becky Kellar
Lieutenant Colonel Charles G. King
Marie Trainer
Master Warrant Officer Phillip Warner
The ceremony included a colour guard provided by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 154 inCaledonia, James Williams, a member of the Caledonia & District Pipe & Drum band, lead the procession which also included a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Todd Crocker, who admirably performed Emcee duties, remarked that the recipients were “not seeking recognition for their efforts in the community but rather it was our responsibility to say thank-you to those folks who give so much of themselves to their community.”  Crocker explained that there are “some 60,000 Canadians who will receive the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, which seems like a lot until you consider that that number represents .2% of Canadians”.

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