First 70 recipients of Platinum Jubilee Medal announced

(Communications Nova Scotia)

Nova Scotia has announced the first 70 recipients of the Platinum Jubilee Medal.

A release states the medal program was established to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne, and will recognize the significant contributions and service of 5,000 Nova Scotians.

The medal displays a crowned effigy of the Queen with her Canadian style and title on the front, while the back features the shield of arms of Nova Scotia with the Queen's Royal Cypher and the dates of her reign.

A pair of mayflowers and the Latin phrase "VIVAT REGINA", "LONG LIVE THE QUEEN" appear at the base.

Local recipients include Don Julien of Truro; Cathy Mason of Stellarton; Bath Peterkin of Parrsboro; Sergeant Sean Reynolds of Pictou County, and Alan Syliboy of Millbrook First Nation

Government says the inagural Platinum Jubilee Medal presentation ceremony will be held in July.

The first 70 recipients of the Platinum Jubilee Medal are:
(Local recipients noted in BOLD)

  • Stephen Amirault, Brooklyn, Yarmouth County
  • Mairi Arthur, Dartmouth
  • Dr. Lisa Barrett, Halifax
  • Patrick J. Bates, Sydney
  • Sergeant Barry Best, Sydney
  • Annette Boucher, Fall River
  • Ron Bourgeois, Cheticamp
  • Barbara Butler, Mahone Bay
  • Master Cpl. Taylor Virginia Rose Butler, Dartmouth
  • Colleen Carrey, Dartmouth
  • Staff-Sgt. Monier Chediac, Beaverbank
  • Lee Cohen, Halifax
  • Adrien B. Comeau, Saulnierville
  • Dr. Jeannette Comeau, Halifax
  • Marlene Companion, Bedford
  • Cpl. David John Douglas Cross, Brookfield
  • Prof. Sultan Darvesh, Halifax
  • Father Jean-Baptiste Decoste, Arichat
  • Michael R. Denny, Eskasoni
  • Irene d’Entremont, Dayton
  • Kathryn Dumke, Bridgewater
  • Gordon S. Earle, Halifax
  • Jim and Judie Edgar, Dartmouth
  • Wendell Eisener, Italy Cross
  • Saeed El-Darahali, Dartmouth
  • Megan Element, Dartmouth
  • Susan Fitzgerald, Halifax
  • Mayann E. Francis, Halifax
  • Col. Ian Fraser, River John
  • Master Sailor Seth Freethy, Lower Sackville
  • Joella Foulds, Southside Boularderie
  • Lou Gannon, Westphal
  • Heather Gass, Halifax
  • Tareq Hadhad, Antigonish
  • Sgt. Alina Hall, Shubenacadie
  • Matt Hunter, Harmony
  • Cpl. Adam Jackson, Lower Sackville
  • Jessie Jollymore, Dartmouth
  • Don Julien, Truro
  • Dr. Judy Kazimirski, Newport
  • Alyson Lamb, Halifax
  • Chief Supt. Chris Leather, Bedford
  • Capt. Ralph Thomas MacDonald, Waverley
  • Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax
  • Dr. Heather Mackinnon, Chester
  • Janet MacKinnon, Bridgewater
  • Sailor 1st Class Malachi Malabre, Halifax
  • Cathy Mason, Stellarton
  • Dr. Shelly McNeil, Halifax
  • Connie Miller, Upper Kennetcook
  • Chief Warrant Officer (Ret’d) Keith Mitchell, Tupper Lake
  • Jane Nicholson, Annapolis Royal
  • Chief Terry Paul, Membertou
  • Beth Peterkin, Parrsboro
  • Juanita Peters, Dartmouth
  • Patsy Rawding, Halifax
  • Sgt. Sean Reynolds, Abercrombie, Pictou County
  • Marie-Claude Rioux, Eastern Passage
  • Sailor 1st Class Matthew Joseph Ryan, Prospect Bay
  • Master Sailor MacKenzie Simpson, Enfield
  • Dr. Ronald Stewart, Boularderie East
  • Dr. Robert Strang, Fall River
  • Hanspeter Stutz, Grand Pré
  • Hope Swinimer, Seaforth
  • Alan Syliboy, Millbrook First Nation
  • Jonathan Veale, Halifax
  • Tara Walsh, Hammonds Plains
  • Jeremy Webb, Halifax
  • Tuma Young, Malagawatch/Eskasoni
  • George Zwaagstra, Halifax

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