Inspired by the Queen’s service to the Commonwealth nations, 15 Oakville residents were recognized Friday for their own contributions to their community with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Created to mark the 60th anniversary celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, a total of 30 Oakville residents will be among 60,000 Canadians to receive the commemorative medal this year.
More than 100 nominations were considered in Oakville for the spring presentation of the medal.
Another 15 residents will be awarded the medal this fall and nominations for the autumn recipients are still open.
Oakville MP Terence Young hosted the Friday presentation at the Harbourfront Banquet Hall and Conference Centre in Bronte, while the T.A. Blakelock High School senior jazz orchestra was on hand to play O Canada and God Save the Queen.
“The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her
service to this country,” Young said. “At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions in the
community by individuals who have dedicated themselves to service for the fellow citizens, their community and
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