Muscular Dystrophy Canada volunteers honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medals


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30 individuals who have made great contributions to Muscular Dystrophy Canada and in the lives of individuals living with neuromuscular disorders have been awared Diamond Jubilee Medals!

The Governor General of Canada’s website explains that “a commemorative medal 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. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.  During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.”

On behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Board of Directors, volunteers and staff, as well as persons affected by neuromuscular disorders from coast to coast, Catherine Sherrard (CEO) extends her heartfelt congratulations to the following individuals for having been nominated by Muscular Dystrophy Canada and selected as recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Cindy Balayewich

Vancouver, BC

Judy Germond

London, ON

Allen Parlee

New Maryland, NB

Alan Bartley

Lorette, MB

William Grindlay

Aldergrove, BC

Art Pringle (deceased)

Bedeque, PEI

Francoise Beland

Orleans, ON

Derrick Harty

Dartmouth, NS

Steve Richardson

Moncton, NB

J.P. Beland

Orleans, ON

Brian Keller

Nepean, ON

Dr. Louise Simard

Winnipeg, MB

George Brinton

Surrey, BC

Greg Knight

Glencoe, ON

Sharon Sparks

Saint John, NB

Joe Chowaniec

Edmonton, AB

Graham Koshman

Langley, BC

William Sparks (deceased)

Saint John, NB

Helen Cornett

Windsor, ON

Ken Kramer

Burnaby, BC

Richard Steeves

Fredericton, NB

James Cumming

Edmonton, AB

Vicki Kwong

Vancouver, BC

Kees Tiekstra

Athens, ON

Nancy Cumming

Edmonton, AB

Luke Melchior

Victoria, BC

Marilyn Watson

Vancouver, BC

Cathy Cunningham

Penticton, BC

Rick Mills

Innisfil, ON

Kelly Zacharias

Smithers, BC

As a result of the support of hundreds of volunteers just like these recipients, Muscular Dystrophy Canada is able to enhance the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

The medals will be presented during a variety of events throughout the next several months.

Once again, congratulations to the recipients and thank you to all of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s volunteers for their ongoing support and commitment.

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