Nomination opens for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals

On February 6, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth marked the 60th anniversary of accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years of service, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal has been announced as a way to recognize 60,000 outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life. These medals provide an opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, to our communities and to our country.

There are many outstanding people in East Vancouver who have made significant and meaningful contributions to the community, province, and abroad. I am pleased to be able to take part in recognizing the exceptional individuals who strive to make a difference every day in our community.

Up to 30 medals are available to eligible constituents of Vancouver East. A selection committee will identify and recommend eligible candidates. To be eligible for this honour, a person:

-         Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada;

-         Must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada;

-         Must have been alive on February 6, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne; and

-         Our selection committee will give particular emphasis to those who have made outstanding contributions in East Vancouver.

The nomination format is a two-page (maximum) letter that must include the following: (1) nominator’s name, address, phone number and / or email; (2) nominee’s name, address, phone number and / or email; and (3) the reasons why the nominee is deserving of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Nomination can be submitted by email to libby.davies.c1@parl.gc.ca, or by mail to 2412 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2 (postage free), or fax 604-775-5811. The deadline for nomination is Friday, November 2, 2012 at 4 pm.

The presentation ceremony will be held in January 2013. Details of the presentation ceremony will be announced later.

If you have any questions, please contact my office.

This Update from Libby was posted on May 2, 2012