Cypress Hills-Grasslands Residents Receive Diamond Jubilee Medals

Anderson-jubileegroup-feat1ALLAN, Monty (SWIFT CURRENT), CAMPBELL, Barry (STEWART VALLEY), CLIFTON, Col. Iver Gordon (SWIFT CURRENT), DERINGER, Capt. Neil (MANKOTA), ELLIS, Carmen (LAFLECHE), FALCONER, Sonia (GLENTWORTH), GEISBRECHT, Lt. (N) Jeffery (SWIFT CURRENT), HILDEBRAND, Pte. Joseph Nolan (GOULDTOWN), HOPFAUF, Bertha (SWIFT CURRENT), HONEY, Greg (BRACKEN), JACKSON, Cpl. Thomas (ROCKGLEN), JORGENSON, Lester (ABBEY) (THE LATE), MARTINOSKI, Leonard (SWIFT CURRENT), MCCRIE, Neil (SWIFT CURRENT), MCCRIE, Barb (SWIFT CURRENT), MILLER, Gerald (SWIFT CURRENT), OLSON, Burnette (SWIFT CURRENT), PETTYJOHN, Royce (MAPLE CREEK), PLATO, Harold (BURSTALL), PLATO, Pearl (BURSTALL), PRENTICE, Norman (BEECHY), RAMSAY, Capt. Michael (SWIFT CURRENT, REDEKOP, William (HERBERT), ROBERTSON, Joane (SWIFT CURRENT), SIGURDSON, Esther (HERBERT), THIENES, Wendy (SHAUNAVON), WALL, John (SWIFT CURRENT), WALSH, Michelle (BEECHY), WALTERS, Jean (LAFLECHE), WINKLEMAN, Capt. Gary Edward (STEWART VALLEY).

MP Anderson Presents Awards at Art Gallery of Swift Current

November 14, 2012 (Swift Current, SK) – Today, David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 30 residents of South West Saskatchewan, in a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Swift Current.

“It was an honour for me to bestow this award on these very deserving Canadians. They were nominated for their contributions to their community and country. We have a great tradition of community service in Saskatchewan and each individual here today deserves special recognition,” Anderson said.

The ceremony took place at 2 p.m., with emcee Dr. Lawrence Reimer welcoming the nominees and their guests to the event. Verna Martens of Swift Current provided piano accompaniment. Sheila Anderson led the singing of O Canada and God Save the Queen. Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer brought greetings from the City. Anderson read a congratulatory greeting from Premier Brad Wall, who was unable to attend.

The 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.

The local recipients are part of the 60,000 Canadians who will be recognized during the celebrations which wrap up in February.

“Leadership is about service. Today we have the opportunity to recognize some exceptional servants. On behalf of the people of Cypress Hills-Grasslands, I would like to thank the Diamond Jubilee Medal winners, as well as those who were nominated, for their time, dedication, hard work and commitment to improving their communities,” Anderson said.