NEWS February 24th, 2003

By Town Crier Staff

Citizens honoured with a commemorative medal

Volunteers and those who have worked hard for their community were recently honoured with Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medals.

Don Valley West MPP David Turnbull and Willowdale MPP David Young today presented 48 local citizens with the honour in a special ceremony held at the Moonlight Ballroom on Bayview Ave.

"The dedicated service of these individuals is of enormous benefit to our community," Turnbull said. "I’m delighted that their efforts are being recognized with these medals."

"By using their time and talents for public service, these individuals enrich the lives of their neighbours every day," added Young. "A Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal is indeed a fitting way to demonstrate our appreciation and thanks for the work of these dedicated people."

In honour of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee marking the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s accession to the throne, this commemorative medal is being presented to approximately 46,000 Canadians in recognition of significant achievments or distinguished service.

Ceremonies like this are being held across Canada to honour men, women and youth from every corner of Canada. The Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967.

Local recipients included: Dr. Mavis Burke, Councillor John Filion, Berl Grinberg, School Trustee Judi Codd, Sister Constance Joana Gefvert, former councillor Joan King, Norman Coxall, Sid Gladstone, Jung Ko, Charles Fentonm, Charles Goeldner, Annette Lau, Gino Matrundola, Gregory David Small, Derek Wilson, Roderick McBey, Jack Soper, Frank Wilson, Jim McGuffin, Jean Soper, May Wilson, Mark Persaud, Ron Summers, Dorothy Wise, Councillor David Shiner, Samuel Wilkes and Lorna Yufe.