Friday, February 8, 2013

Sandra receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Diamond Jubilee marks the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascension to the throne. In Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to individuals who made a significant contribution to their community or Canada in the past sixty years.

I was invited to Ottawa to receive it in a ceremony with the Governor General at Rideau Hall on February 6th, 2013 along with about sixty other recipients. Ottawa weather is quite freezing in February. But the welcome was warm. This photo was taken in the greenhouse at Rideau Hall.

Across Canada, 60,000 citizens and permanent residents were honoured with this award between February 2012 and February 2013. Hundreds of thousands of these commemorative medals were awarded to deserving individuals in the United Kingdom and overseas territories.


4 comments:

jaz64 said...

So proud of you kid! You make me proud to call you my friend! Only downside is that I will have to pay more for your art!!

Sandra Yuen MacKay said...

Thanks Jaz, my friend!

MIAW-SSMM said...

On behalf of The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health- CONGRATULATIONS! What a well deserved honour!

Sandra Yuen MacKay said...

Thank you to the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health for their good work. I think the Faces of Mental Illness campaign was a large part of receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.