Full videos and biographies of the nominees are available here.
I am pleased to announce the names of 30 residents of Kingston and the Islands who will receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. The nominees have been affirmed by His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.I wish to thank the committee of volunteer community leaders that I appointed. They met in confidence to review all submitted nominations, and reported to me the names of 30 recommended nominees, which were then sent to the Governor General for final approval.The committee reviewed a large number of nominations for persons whose activities contributed enormously to the quality of life in Kingston and the Islands. Nominees were drawn from every walk of life; their deeds reflected their passion for improving conditions, making visible the neglected, and attending to their neighbours.
The committee made difficult choices from among these outstanding citizens. Although the nominations and their deliberations were confidential, the committee members congratulate all the nominees and the nominators, whose outstanding nominating papers highlighted extraordinary careers in the voluntary sector.
The names of the 30 Jubilee Medal recipients are:
James Douglas Brown
Linda Ann Daly
James Marc Gallant
P. Geoffrey Hodgetts
William George Huntley
Beth Pierce Robinson