Kootenay-Columbia MP wants Creston Valley nominations for Queen’s medal

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Kootenay-Columbia member of Parliament David Wilks is encouraging everyone living in the riding to nominate someone they know for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

“To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years of selfless service and devotion to duty, Governor General David Johnston has announced the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal as a visible and tangible way to recognize outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life,” said Wilks in a press release. “These medals provide an opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, to our communities and our country.”

Thirty candidates will be nominated to receive this national honour from the constituency. 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), 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 have been alive on Feb. 6, 2012, the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne (the medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date).

Anyone wishing to nominate an individual for this honour should contact Wilks’s office at 250-417-2250 or david.wilks.c1@parl.gc.ca to receive a nomination form, which are also available at www.david-wilks.ca.

All forms must be submitted by June 1. The dates and locations of the presentation of the jubilee medals will be announced following the conclusion of the nomination process.

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