Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:17
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 made by Canadian citizens. Each Member of Parliament will be allocated 30 medals for distribution to deserving citizens in their riding.
In order to be eligible for this honour, there are certain criteria which one must satisfy. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. The award is available to individuals only. To be selected you must have made a significant contribution to your community or an achievement abroad that brings credit to your community. To nominate someone please submit two letters of recommendation and a detailed curriculum vitae to my office before the end of May 2012.
I bring together three distinguished individuals to form the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal’s Candidates Selection Committee for the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. They are: Ms. Agnès Jaouich - former Senior Citizenship Judge at the Citizenship Commission, Ms. Maureen Boyd - Director of the Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement, and Mr. Michael Allen - President and CEO of United Way Ottawa.
The Selection Committee will examine each candidacy to determine the most deserving individuals based on merit criteria. Recipients will then be contacted for a medal presentation ceremony in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, to be held later this year. I am looking forward to hearing from residents and learning more about the contributions made by members of our community.
You may send me an application by mail at: Room 09, Justice Building, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6; by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by fax: 613-992-6448.