“The presentation of the Diamond Jubilee Medal is Canada’s way of celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years of service to the people of Canada,” said MPP Bailey. “The Diamond Jubilee Medal will be awarded to those distinguished individuals from Sarnia-Lambton who have helped build the Canada of today through excellence in their field, sustained contributions to our community and country, and significant achievements internationally during the Queen’s reign.”
To be eligible for this rare honour a person must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; and be alive on February 6th, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne.
Bailey’s office said if anyone is interested in suggesting a candidate for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, please contact his office by April 28, 2012. Nominees will be forwarded by the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat to the Chancellery of Honours at Government House, Rideau Hall, for selection.
Queen Elizabeth II has made 22 official visits to Canada over her 60-year reign; her last visit was to attend Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa in 2010. In 1959, The Queen visited Sarnia as part of the inauguration of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and Golden Jubilee in 2002. The last Canadian Monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897.
To Submit a Nomination or for more information, please contact MPP Bailey’s Office at (416) 325-1715 or email MPP Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.bobbaileympp.com.