THUNDER BAY – “I am proud to have been given this opportunity to recognize these outstanding citizens in Thunder Bay-Atikokan. Their spirit of contribution is fittingly recognized with this Diamond Jubilee medal, and we are lucky to have them in our community,” stated MPP Bill Mauro. Mauro presented nine Diamond Jubilee medals to community members in Thunder Bay-Atikokan who have made exceptional contributions to the community, province and country.
This 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 Thunder Bay, to Ontario and to Canada.
Congratulations are extended to the following recipients who have each had a positive impact within our community and region. Their co-operative spirit and commitment is both inspirational and commendable.
- Kay Geravelis
- Sandra Guthrie
- Larry Joy, Sr.
- Joleene Kemp
- The Venerable Deborah Kraft
- Pauline Krupa
- Dr. Jack Remus
- Fay Steadwell
- Lawrence Timko
“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,” commented Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
o 60,000 citizens across Canada will receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal.
o Queen Elizabeth II’s reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer.
o Her coronation service in 1953 was the first to be televised.