Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
December 12, 2017

CEO of The Rooms Recognized with Nation's Top Civic Decoration

Dean Brinton, CEO of The Rooms Corporation, was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal in the Civil Division by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

This distinction was presented to Mr. Brinton because of his leadership during the capital campaign Where Once They Stood We Stand. Under his guidance, nearly $12 million was raised for the development of the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre, the building of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery, and the 100th commemorative ceremony of Beaumont-Hamel at The Rooms.

Meritorious Service Decorations were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to recognize Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country. Since 1984, the Meritorious Service Medal has been given to 647 Canadians in a variety of fields and disciplines. Mr. Brinton was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

“I am proud of the work done by Mr. Brinton and his team at The Rooms to ensure that the legacy of Beaumont Hamel is recognized with honour and respect. I commend his leadership and hard work leading up and during this very successful campaign. I am sure this distinction is not only a reflection of Mr. Brinton, but the fine team at The Rooms.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister Responsible for The Rooms Corporation

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