Thirty-seven deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, Aug. 17, for contributions to the province.
Premier Darrell Dexter presented the medals at a ceremony in Halifax.
"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:
-- Jennifer Lynn Alexander (Halifax)
-- Glenn Anderson (Halifax)
-- Patricia Theresa Arab (Halifax, presented posthumously)
-- Mary C. Boston (Bedford)
-- Robert Fredric Chipman (Cole Harbour)
-- Florence "Granny" Mildred Crosby (Eastern Passage)
-- Felicia Eghan (Halifax)
-- Philip Evans (Halifax)
-- Renée Field (Halifax)
-- Pauline Mary Fryer (Dartmouth)
-- Joan A. Gilroy (Halifax)
-- Daniel Gary Godin (Eastern Passage)
-- Bev Grace (Bedford)
-- Earnest C. Harrison (Lower Sackville)
-- Diana Haydon (Bedford)
-- Ralph Francis John Thomas Hawley (Eastern Passage)
-- Anne Hebb (Halifax)
-- Elsie Carolyn Johnston (Eastern Passage)
-- Jim Lotz (Halifax)
-- Tosha Lucas (Halifax, previously Guysborough)
-- Rebecca MacInnis (Halifax)
-- Logan MacGillivray (Bedford)
-- Scott F. MacMillan (Halifax)
-- Alanna Mason (Halifax)
-- Cameron Mason (Dartmouth)
-- Brian Wayne Morrison (Halifax)
-- Paul Alfred Puma (Cole Harbour)
-- Ayush Ray (Halifax)
-- Philip Riteman (Bedford)
-- Anthony Saikali (Halifax)
-- James Michael Sears (Dartmouth)
-- William Brian Smith (Dartmouth)
-- Heather Catherine Tarrant (Beaverbank)
-- Matoe Tommy (Halifax)
-- James Stanley Tudor (Cole Harbour)
-- Thomas Peter Waters (Prospect Bay)
-- Elizabeth Woodill (Cole Harbour)
"It is a great honour to receive the Diamond Jubilee medal because it symbolizes all the help and support I received," said Bedford teen Logan MacGillvray. "This medal is not only for me, but for all the people and businesses across Nova Scotia and throughout Canada who so generously helped -- and continue to help -- my cause in Sierra Leone. Having met Her Majesty, and knowing how kind she is, makes this medal mean so much to me."
Throughout the year, the Diamond Jubilee medal will be awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians.