It was an afternoon to recognize South Peace veterans, first responders, non profit and sports volunteers, and more with Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medallions.
Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies was in Dawson Creek on Tuesday to present South Peace residents with the Jubilee medallion in recognition of their contributions to the region.
Zimmer kept the program running at KPAC to the minute Tuesday over the lunch hour. The medallion winners were all invited to a tea reception in the theatre.
“This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has marked 70 years of service, becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee. To honour this milestone, I asked local residents to nominate a first responder, veteran, volunteer, or someone who makes a positive impact in our community and deserves recognition,” he said.
Zimmer noted the 70 medals given out represent the 70 years Queen Elizabeth has served on the throne.
South Peace recipients include; David Ward – Veteran, Ernie Heller - First Responder, Max Pohl - Community Service, Shelagh Glibbery - Community Service, Christina Wards - Community Service, Paige Wards - Community Service, Paul Gevatkoff - Community Service, Ben Sander - Community Service, Don Bourassa - Community Service, Kiel Davoren - First Responder, Mark Rogers - Community Service and Sport, Glenn Miller - Veteran and Community Service, Stacey Maitland - Community Service, Rose Snyder - Community Service, and Lee Cook - First Responder
“The recipients of these 70 unique medallions represent what our region is all about,” added Zimmer.
Most South Peace recipients were honoured to be counted alongside serving veterans Glenn Miller and David Ward.
“It was an honour to present these medallions to so many deserving unsung heroes throughout the region and to see these leaders in our community get the recognition they so rightly deserve,” said Zimmer.
Residents in Prince George and Fort St. John also picked up medallions.