Jubliee medals for 'deserving' citizens
Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor, centre, poses with recipients of the Queen Elizebeth Diamond Jubilee Medal Tuesday at Niagara Falls city hall. From left, Sheila Hosking, Carol Mae Maidens, Jeff Wallis, Elaine Wallis, Kim Craitor, Jill Taylor, Gary Taylor, Karen Stearne, and Dan Bouwman.
Six community volunteers received Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals at the start of Tuesday’s city council meeting in Niagara Falls. MPP Kim Craitor presented the medals to hospital volunteers Sheila Hosking and Carol Mae Maidens, Heart Niagara director Karen Stearne, businessman Gary Taylor, Boys and Girls Club fundraising volunteer Jeff Wallis and Heartland Forest builder Dan Bouwman. He presented one to Olympian Mike Strange for his Box Run event at a previous event. The medal was issued this year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Two thousand Canadians will receive the medals this year. Provincial government representatives like Craitor were each given 14 medals to give to what he called “deserving individuals” to recognize their work. Craitor has given out seven to people in Niagara Falls and plans to split the remainder among residents who live in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie, two other communities he represents at Queen's Park.