THUNDER BAY – This year marks the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne as Queen of Canada. In celebration of this event, a commemorative Diamond Jubilee medal has been created by the federal government, to be distributed by Members of Parliament. Local MP Bruce Hyer has designated the medals be awarded to individuals in Thunder Bay-Superior North who have made outstanding contributions to their community, and their country.
“I am pleased to award the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals in recognition of those outstanding individuals from all ages and walks of life who have selflessly dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of those around them, and making Canada stronger,” Hyer said.
“I have always been amazed at the incredible individuals we have in our region, many of whom go unrecognized. This medal is a way to honour those exceptional residents of Thunder Bay-Superior North for all that they have done to build a more caring society through community service,” Hyer continued.
People are encouraged to nominate residents who have made a significant contribution to their community, to the region, or to Canada. Nominees must live in Thunder Bay-Superior North, hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and must be alive on February 6, 2012.
A volunteer panel of independent judges appointed by Hyer will assess the applications and determine award winners, who will receive their medals at a special ceremony in the late autumn. Judges include notable local community members.
Hyer invites Thunder Bay-Superior North residents to join him in commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and honouring remarkable individuals who have made the community and the country a better place.
Completed application forms must be submitted by August 30, 2012 to:
Bruce Hyer, MP
69 Court St. North
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4T7
Phone: (807) 345-4305
Fax: (807) 345-4752
More information, including how to apply, is available on www.brucehyer.ca