A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.
The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administers the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program.
Medal Image courtesy of the Governor General of Canada web site.
Ontario Conservation Officers Receive Medals
From Lois Deacon, Director of MNR’s Provincial Enforcement Branch:
It was a great honour for me and several members of the Enforcement Branch management team to present medals to current and recently retired Conservation Officers during a ceremony in Ottawa on the weekend of September 30, 2012.
Thirteen members of our staff were recipients of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals. These medals are presented to officers who have achieved excellence and demonstrated a commitment to the growth and prosperity of our communities, province and country.
The recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals were:
James Abbott, David Beneteau, Greg Clark, John Clements, Peter Gilboe, Terry Hicks, Paul Dennis, Joe McCambridge, Brian Morrison, Tim Neidenbach, Joel Pegg, Mark Robbins, Richard Stankiewicz, and Paul Dennis.
Officers wearing their medals joined other Conservation Officers for the march to Parliament Hill for the annual Peace Officer Memorial Service. This is a very moving event, which sees our Conservation Officers in the company of thousands of police and peace officers from across Canada.
I am very proud of our Conservation Officer medal recipients and this weekend was one of the highlights of my MNR career.
Please join me in congratulating our colleagues.
Director, Provincial Enforcement Branch
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
ENFORCEMENT BRANCH MISSION: To safeguard the public interest by leading and delivering professional regulatory protection of Ontario’s natural resources.