Ontarians join other Canadians this year to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, said Rob Leone, MPP for Cambridge.

To celebrate this achievement a new commemorative medal was created. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is not only a way for Canadians to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country, but also provides us with the opportunity to honour individuals who have made significant contributions and achievements in our community.

“I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am accepting nominations for residents in Cambridge and North Dumfries,” said Leone. “I am looking to honour community members who are community builders, not-for-profit Leaders, business community leaders, sports excellence, and youth leaders.”

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 6th, 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.

“I will present fourteen medals to community members in Cambridge and North Dumfries who have made exceptional contributions to the province and our community,” added Leone. “Please take the time to nominate one of the many deserving individuals in our community.”

Nominations must be submitted, by noon on April 27th, 2012, to diamondjubilee@robleonempp.com. In 300 words, clearly identify the reason that this individual deserves to be recognized with this honour.