Nova Scotians Receive Diamond Jubilee Medals

first_img “This is a great honour,” said Robert Layton. “Receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal wasn’t something that was on my bucket list. My many years of volunteering in the fire service has been to help others in need. I enjoy this community service, it is what living in a rural Colchester County community is all about. Thank you for this honour.” Throughout the year, the Diamond Jubilee medal will be awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians. For more information on the Diamond Jubilee and the medal, visit http://novascotia.ca/diamondjubilee . Five deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, Aug. 20, for their contributions to the province. Premier Darrell Dexter presented the medals at a ceremony in Brookfield, Colchester Co. “The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates outstanding contributions made by Canadians and Nova Scotians,” said Premier Dexter. “Today’s recipients are making Nova Scotia a better place to live, and are great examples of what can be achieved when you get involved in your community.” The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne, and honours her service and dedication to Canada. Hundreds of Nova Scotians will be honoured throughout the year with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. Today’s recipients were nominated personally by the premier. The medal recipients are: Carl Douglas Elliott (Economy) Terrance (Terry) Campbell Henderson (Brookfield) Robert Francis Layton (Great Village) Judith Margaret Matheson (Brookfield) Jenna Snelgrove (Lantz)last_img read more