Diamond Jubilee Medal

On February 6th, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the Throne. Only once before have we celebrated such an occasion, when her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, did likewise in 1897.

To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years as Canada’s Queen, the Governor General announced the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, to recognize outstanding Canadians of all ages and all walks of life. It’s an opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities and their country.

We will be awarding a total of thirty medals in September. The deadline for submissions is August 1st.

Have your say on who in Saanich-Gulf Islands should receive this commemorative medal. Please spend a few minutes thinking of those in your community who should receive this award, and fill out the form below. Please be sure to fill in as much info as possible, including the reason why you feel this person should receive the medal, with a brief statement of 40 words of 250 characters.

Eligibility criteria can be found below the form and on the Governor General’s website.

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Guidelines for the Selection of Recipients

The following guidelines have been developed to provide guidance in selecting deserving candidates:

  • The awarding of the medal should focus on achievements of persons who have helped to build the Canada of today, including seniors, volunteers, veterans and youth;
  • Through their achievements and sustained contribution, the candidates have distinguished themselves from others employed in the same field;
  • Recipients should be highly respected individuals within their community. The recipients’ names will be part of the public record;
  • The list of recipients should be inclusive and reflect the demographics of the region or community;
  • The selection process should be non-partisan and merit-based;
  • The medal is to be awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions pertaining to the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.