Nelson/Creston MLA looking for applicants for the prestigious Queens Diamond Jubilee Medals
MLA Michelle Mungall is asking the people of the Nelson-Creston Constituency to help choose recipients of the prestigious Queens Diamond Jubilee Medals.
Mungall has been tasked with nominating four individuals to receive a Medal, to do this she has a devised a process that will involve every member of the community.
“To receive one of these Medals is a great honour,” Mungall explained.
“It is important to me that members of our communities have the opportunity to reflect on the reign of Queen Elizabeth as well as recognize the contributions of their peers.”
The award was 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.
Those nominated must a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada.
The person must 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 finally, the applicant must have been 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.
The medal program is part of the Jubilee year celebrations, organized by the Government of Canada.
The process Mungall has developed to collect community input involves three stages.
In the first stage anyone can nominate a member of their community by filling out a nomination form.
Next a selection committee representing all regions of the constituency will review the nominations and create a shortlist of nominees.
These shortlisted candidates will be posted on Mungall’s website for an online vote to determine the Medal nominees to the Queen’s Section Committee.
Nominations will be accepted by mail or email from August 1 -31.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.michellemungall.com or picked up from locations all across the Nelson-Creston constituency.
Online voting will take place September 10- 21.
Anyone with questions about the process can contact Mungall’s Community office at 1-877-388-4498.
Speaking to the democratic nature of the process, Mungall encourages everyone to get involved.
“I want everyone to have the opportunity to recognize their friends and neighbours that are doing amazing work to make our communities great.”