Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee; Local Citizens Honoured With Prestigious Diamond Jubilee Medal

July 20, 2012

CORNWALL – Jim McDonell, MPP hosted a ceremony to award the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 14 deserving citizens from Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry who have made exceptional contributions to their community.

Recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal are citizens nominated by the community who have made exceptional and significant contributions to their local community, Ontario and Canada over the course of many years. The award is a way to recognize their service to their peers, as well as a collective token of appreciation to commemorate Her Majesty’s sixty years of loyal service to her subjects throughout the Commonwealth.

This ceremony celebrated the following recipients: Gerry Benson, Richard Herrington, Vera Joyce, Gail Kaneb, Hugh A MacDougall, Don Mitchell, Susan Rainey, Onagh Ross, William J Shearing, Rev. Gary Stokes, Lorne Strader, Stan and Betty Vandenbosch and Johnny C Whitteker.

Jim McDonell, MPP comments: “I am proud to have been given the opportunity to recognize 14 outstanding citizens. Their spirit and dedication are worthy of a Diamond Jubilee Medal and we are lucky to have them among us in our community.”

The ceremony was held Thursday, July 19 in the St Lawrence Ballroom at the Ramada Inn Cornwall.