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Executive Council
March 1, 2013

Premier Presents Diamond Jubilee Medals

Today, in a ceremony at Confederation Building, the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to 35 individuals who were honoured for their contributions to the province. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, emceed the event.

“The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to honour those who have made significant contributions to our society and to reflect Her Majesty’s long service to this country,” said Premier Dunderdale. “These medals are bestowed today to honour Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who, without thought for reward, accolades or remuneration, give countless hours to the service of others. We are all the better because of their drive and dedication in meeting needs, overcoming challenges and making their community, and our great province, a better, more vibrant place to live.”

The 35 medals presented by the Premier today are part of a total allotment of 130 medals, with additional presentations by Members of the House of Assembly to individuals throughout the province.

Further information about the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Program can be found at www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14019&lan=eng. Details on Diamond Jubilee celebrations that took place in Newfoundland and Labrador can be found at www.govhouse.nl.ca/jubilee/ 

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Media contact:
Tracey Boland
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
709-729-4304, 697-3128

2013 03 01                        10:15 a.m.

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