Gerald Chipeur of the Calgary office of Miller Thomson LLP was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Calgary on October 9th.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a ceremony at the University of Calgary to present Diamond Jubilee Medals to 182 Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and country.
“It is a great pleasure to pay tribute today to Albertans who have gone above and beyond to serve their communities,” said the Prime Minister. “These medals, which commemorate the extraordinary service of Her Majesty The Queen to Canada, are a fitting tribute to those who have given so much of themselves to this province.”
In addition to being a symbol of their remarkable achievements, the Diamond Jubilee Medal is also a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s own service and devotion to our great country.
The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in honour of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The medal recognizes Canadians from all walks of life who have made significant contributions to Canada or whose achievements abroad have brought credit to Canada. A total of 60,000 Diamond Jubilee Medals will be given to Canadians throughout the year.
This medal presentation is one of several events planned for the year. Other Diamond Jubilee celebrations include themed festivals and special events, as well as a host of community-based activities across the country.
The medal is administered by The Chancellery of Honours, which is part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.