MP Jay Aspin
Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, presented today Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to community leaders Nancy Adams, Constable Michael Piché, and Mark LaRush. The ceremony took place at the 2012 Honours and Awards Banquet at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254.
“Over the last year I have had the honour of recognizing our community leaders,” said MP Aspin. “These medals, which 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 community and country.”
Mrs. Adams has served as Chairperson of the Library Board, President of the Legion, and has committed countless hours of dedicated service to the town of Mattawa.
Constable Piché has served 14 years in the Mattawa detachment. As a highly respected officer in the community he received a Citation for Bravery from the Governor General in 2007 for having saved lives in Mattawa. He is also the Aboriginal Liaison Officer.
Mr. LaRush is a retired OPP officer who has served his community without exhaustion for many years and remains very involved to this day.
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.
The medal is administered by the Chancellery of Honours, which is part of the Secretary to the Governor General.
For details on the medal program please visit www.gg.ca.