OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 60 recipients from across the country and various walks of life on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.
About the Diamond Jubilee Medal
This commemorative medal has been presented over the last year to 60 000 deserving Canadians to celebrate significant contributions and achievements, and to recognize those who, like Her Majesty The Queen, have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their community and their country. Additional information about the Diamond Jubilee Medal program is available at www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee.
The names of the recipients and their citations are attached.
Media interested in covering this event must be accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery and confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Media must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 9:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
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Mr. Agnew is Alberta chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. He also provides volunteer leadership and support to many organizations and global causes, including the Calgary Zoological Society.
Deborah Ann Beatty
Ms. Beatty is being recognized for her lifelong dedication to environmental projects to protect Lake Simcoe and its watershed.
Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Ms. Bond co-founded a successful pewter giftware company that not only features a unique mix of fine handicrafts, but also returns 10% of its profits to charitable organizations.
Lisa Susan Brown, M.S.M.
Ms. Brown founded Workman Arts, which provides working opportunities to individuals with mental illness. The company, which has received international success, has also hosted global artists at home through the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival.
When she was only 11 years old, Miss Burton created Reading Rocks!, a program that teaches kids to love reading by giving them access to material that suits their age group and encourages them to read.
David and Penny Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are the founders of Chapman's Ice Cream, which is today the largest independent ice cream manufacturer in Canada. They have been recognized for their ecological leadership, as their company is the first of its kind in Ontario to have its own wastewater treatment plant.
The medals awarded to David and Penny Chapman will be given to their daughter, Frances Chapman.
The Reverend Father Charles Cheverie
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Active at the University of Prince Edward Island for more than 50 years, Father Cheverie played a key role in the revitalization of traditional fiddling with the younger generation of PEI musicians.
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