Constituents to nominate for Diamond Jubilee medal candidates

Local Member of Parliament, David Wilks, calls for candidates for Diamond Jubilee medal

  • May. 19, 2012 7:00 a.m.

David Wilks, M.P.

David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay Columbia delivered the following statement today.

On February 6th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada – an occasion marked only once before by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria in 1887.

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. These medals provide an opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, to our communities and our country.

To that end, as the Member of Parliament for Kootenay Columbia, I have been invited by the Governor General to become a partner in this program by nominating 30 eligible candidates to receive this national honour from our constituency.

I invite all constituents to contact my office to recommend potential candidates for the medal.  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

– Be alive on February 6 , 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne. The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.

For those wishing to nominate an individual for this honour please call my office at 250-417-2250  or email and we will be pleased to provide you with the nomination form.   Forms are also available on my website:   All forms must be submitted by June 1st , 2012.  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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