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November 15, 2012 Posted November 18, 2012

Publisher gets Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

By Staff Writer

Edward Akinwunmi and Member of Parliament for Welland, Malcolm Allen.

The Publisher of Mosaic Edition Edward Akinwunmi has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was among residents of Welland riding who received the medal in recognition of their contribution to the community.

Other recipients of the medal were Bunny Alexander, Betty Ann Baker, Stella Blanchard, Huguette Brauweiler, Grace-Ann Cambray, Marcel Castonguay, Ethan Chase, Helen Durley, Fred Farnham, Robert Jollife, John Kwekkeboom, Sharon Leavere, Dawna McArthur, Mark McMullen, John Murray, and Fred Neale.

Others were Robert Neill, Henry Nikitczuk, Henry O’Keefe, Jack O’Neil, Stephen Quesnelle, Edythe Phillips, Carol Rapelje, Anthony Romero, Tony Saltarelli, Robert Saracino, Arnold Steed, Francine Villeneuve and Peter Willetts.

The Member of Parliament representing Welland, Malcolm Allen presented the medals to the recipients.

“The 30 recipients represent a mosaic of individual experiences and accomplishments.”

“Each in their own way has helped to make our community resilient and vibrant. And collectively, they inspire us to keep building a safe and prosperous Canada that families are proud to call home,” said Malcolm Allen.

The Governor General of Canada David Johnston, in a letter to the recipients noted “In granting you this honour, I thank you for your dedicated service to your peers, to your community and to Canada.” “The contributions you have made to our nation are most commendable and deserve our praise and admiration,” said The Governor General of Canada.

The commemorative medal was created as a tangible way for Canada to honour Queen Elizabeth II for her service to Canada as she marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne as Queen of Canada.

In a statement, the publisher of Mosaic Edition, Edward Akinwunmi said he was humbled by the nomination and selection for the medal.

“I am humbled to receive the award alongside fellow Canadians who have made tremendous contributions spanning decades to the community.”

“The recognition is a testament to Canada’s value of rewarding dedicated contribution to community.” “It is a priceless medal,” he noted.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal can only be worn by the recipient. The medal can be worn at ceremonial events, such as those held on Remembrance Day and Canada Day. The design of the Medal was developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint.

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