France Gélinas, MPP for Nickel Belt presented 14 Diamond Jubilee medals to community members in Nickel Belt who have made exceptional contributions to our province and our country.
The celebration took place Aug. 28 at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre in Hanmer. Recipients, along with family and friends, gathered to share in this special occasion.
This medal pays special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne and honours her lifelong commitment to her responsibilities, by recognizing those who have made significant contributions to Ontario and Canada.
“I am proud to have been given this opportunity to recognize 14 outstanding citizens in my riding,” said Gélinas. “Their spirit of contribution is fittingly recognized with this Diamond Jubilee medal, and we are lucky to have them in our community.”
Ontario is awarding more than 2,000 outstanding Canadians with Diamond Jubilee Medals.
Nickel Belt Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients are Paul F Brokenshire (Capreol); Sheila Derasp (Foleyet); Joan Dumontelle (Capreol); William C. Goddard (Chelmsford); Ken Gustafson (Capreol); Henry Francis LeBouthiller (Val Therese); Alek Luopa (Worthington); Elie Martel (Capreol); Donald Morin (Garson); Lucinda O’Link (Chelmsford); Carmen Portelance (Dowling); Emilien Prud’homme (Val Therese); Brenda Verdiel (Hanmer); Jacqueline Villeneuve (Hanmer).