There was a rare overflowing gallery at the Feb. 12 regular Creston town council meeting as firefighters and friends and families of Mayor Ron Toyota and Regional District of Central Kootenay chair John Kettle gathered to witness medal presentations.
Hans Cunningham, former chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, stepped to the podium and presented Toyota and Kettle with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.
Cunningham cited each man’s lengthy record of community service that preceded their ascension to elected offices.
Toyota presented Creston Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Mike Moore with the Governor General’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of “20 years of loyal and exemplary service to public safety in Canada.”
(Below) Regional District of Central Kootenay chair John Kettle (left) and Creston Mayor Ron Toyota (right) were presented with Queen’s Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals on Feb. 12.