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Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medals awarded


July 6, 2012
By 4-H Canada

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Jul. 6, 2012, Ottawa, ON – Fifteen Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals were awarded at a banquet dinner at 4-H Canada’s Annual General Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland last month.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal honours Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life, who have built and continue to build this caring society and country through their service and achievements.

Of the 60,000 medals designated for Canadians, 33 were given to the Canadian 4-H Council to honour the significant contribution of individuals to the 4-H movement in Canada, with 13 to be presented nationally and 20 provincially.

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The national Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients were honoured in St. John’s in front of colleagues, 4-H members, fellow volunteers and staff. The recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

Rob Black, President, Canadian 4-H Council
Lyndon Carlson, Former President, Canadian 4-H Foundation
George Klosler, Former President, Canadian 4-H Council
Marie Logan, Former President, Canadian 4-H Council
Mike Nowosad, Chief Executive Officer, 4-H Canada
Valerie Pearson, Vice-President, Canadian 4-H Council, and Executive Director, Saskatchewan 4-H Council
Judy Shaw, Former President, Canadian 4-H Council
Bertram Stewart, Former President, Canadian 4-H Council
Matthew Tweedy, Chair, Canadian 4-H Council’s Youth Advisory Committee
Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, Former President, Canadian 4-H Foundation
Elizabeth Crouse, Former President, Canadian 4-H Council
Robert McAuley, Former President, Canadian 4-H Council
James Hewitt, Former President, Canadian 4-H Foundation
Hilda Bellows, Co-Chair, provincial 4-H council, and long-time member of the 4-H program
Gerry Sullivan, Former President, provincial council, and long-time member of the 4-H program
 
“The presentation in St. John’s, amongst long-time 4-H volunteers and supporters was wonderful” said Erin Brophy, Communications and Marketing Manager at 4-H Canada. “This medal recognizes the dedication, commitment and passion for 4-H in Canada of individuals who are striving to make 4-H the best youth organization in Canada.”

For nearly a century, the 4-H program has been providing youth across Canada with the skills and confidence to grow into leaders of tomorrow. Without these volunteers, the program would not be on the precipice of celebrating 100 years, or have the solid foundation for future growth.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal has been created in celebration of Her Majesty’s 60th anniversary of accession to the throne as Queen of Canada.
 
About 4-H in Canada

One of the country’s longest-running and most respected youth organizations, 4-H allows Canadian youth to explore, learn and discover, while expanding their horizons. In 2013, 4-H will celebrate its 100th Anniversary, and 100 years of creating leaders across Canada. More than 8,000 trained volunteer leaders help more than 26,000 4-H members develop self-confidence and learn a wide variety of skills through hands-on project work. For more information about 4-H in Canada and the 100th anniversary, please visit www.4-h-canada.ca.