NANAIMO, B.C. – Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo – Alberni; in conjunction with the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, is inviting nominations of Canadians, living in Nanaimo-Alberni for the distinguished honour of receiving The Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a new commemorative medal created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour the significant contributions and achievements by exceptional Canadians living among us.
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.
Nominations (along with the nominator’s full name and a contact number) can be e-mailed, mailed or faxed care of: Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament Nanaimo-Alberni, and should be received no later than March 15th. A short statement or a brief summary of the nominee’s achievements (40 words) should be provided, along with the following information about the nominee and a completed nomination form:
- full name
- rank and title
- home address
- telephone number
- short statement explaining the reason for the nomination
- photo (optional)
NOTE: The medal is to be awarded to individuals only, no group or couple nominations will be accepted. For more information regarding the nomination process please visit; http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14019&lan=eng
Nominations can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 250-390-7551. For more information, his Nanaimo constituency office can be reached toll-free at 1-866-390-7550.