Chris Dawson receives Jubilee medalSunday, September 23, 2012 by: Kate Adams
File photo of BayToday's Chris Dawson with the trophey after his team led North Bay to the Kraft Hockeyville 2007 win.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
North Bay Junior ‘A’ Trappers President and longtime local hockey advocate Chris Dawson was presented with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal today by Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.
Dawson was nominated for his efforts to spearhead North Bay’s successful Kraft Hockeyville bid in 2007, along with his work in organizing the local pond hockey championships and to promote a more unified minor hockey development system in North Bay under the Trappers banner.
Dawson is in his third season as president of the Trappers, who successfully bid to host the 2013 Dudley Hewitt Cup, the provincial junior ‘A’ hockey championship, in North Bay.
Fedeli presented Dawson with his medal in an on-ice ceremony prior to the Trappers’ NOJHL home opener at Memorial Gardens.
“The dedication and devotion Chris has shown over the years to promote local hockey development and to showcase North Bay as a true home for the sport is nothing short of admirable,” said Fedeli.
“I’m thrilled the community saw fit to nominate him for this award.”
Today’s presentation was one of 14 Fedeli is making over the course of this Jubilee year.
The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne and as a way to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.