VERNON – MP Colin Mayes was pleased to attend the Lumby Thrift Store Society’s annual High Tea and recognize four deserving recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The medals are awarded to recognize and celebrate significant achievements and extraordinary contributions Canadians have made for the benefit of their fellow citizens and their country.
Colin awarded medals to:
- Dianne Blain of Lumby for her long-term commitment to the St John’s Ambulance program and the foster parent program.
- Merna Alexander of Lumby for her long-term commitment to the Village of Lumby and its community-building events which include the local curling program and the annual Lumby Days event.
- Colonel Douglas Walton of Coldstream for his dedication to the Canadian Armed Forces and in retirement, to the Vernon Army Cadets Camp, the Vernon Army Cadets League of Canada, and the St John’s Ambulance program.
- May Correale of Coldstream for her volunteer commitment to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, North Okanagan Hospice House, and the Lady of the Valley Church.
Our Government is proud to support and celebrate important milestones for Canada, like the Diamond Jubilee. The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to celebrate our traditions, history, symbols, values and institutions, particularly the role of the Crown in Canada. Congratulations to these deserving recipients.