Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to 30 Canadian teachers
OTTAWA, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Throughout the year, 30 teachers from across Canada will be honored by their respective teachers organizations and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) and receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.
"We are delighted to honour these teachers from the Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador who have been identified by their teacher organizations and CTF for this prestigious medal which honours their contributions to the teaching profession," explains CTF President Paul Taillefer. The recipients of the award are:
|Darlene Arsenault||Wellington||Prince Edward Island Teachers' Federation|
|Larry Booi||Edmonton||The Alberta Teachers' Association|
|Gisèle Dagenais Vonda||Saskatchewan||Teachers' Federation|
|Mary-Lou Donnelly||Ottawa||Nova Scotia Teachers Union|
|David Eaton (posthumously)||Oakville||Ontario Teachers' Federation|
|Darren Gasper||Kenaston||Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation|
|Alexander Gillis||Edmonton||The Alberta Teachers' Association|
|Jacques Grylls||Val Caron||Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens|
|Sam Hammond||Toronto||Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario|
|Dominique Hutchinson||Elliot Lake||Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens|
|Rhonda Kimberley-Young||Scarborough||Ontario Teachers' Federation|
|Laurie Koval||Melville||Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation|
|Elaine Mac Neil||Foxboro||Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association|
|Rian McLaughlin||Hamilton||Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario|
|Michael Molloy||St. John||New Brunswick Teachers' Association|
|Sister Dorothy Moore||Sydney||Nova Scotia Teachers Union|
|Carole Myre||Embrun||Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens|
|Emily Noble||Sault Ste. Marie||Canadian Teachers' Federation|
|Michael O'Toole||McLeods||New Brunswick Teachers' Association|
|Beverley Park||Paradise||Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association|
|Deborah Pinto||St. John's||Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association|
|Greg Pollock||Toronto||Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association|
|Terry Price||Winnipeg||Canadian Teachers' Federation|
|Jacques Schryburt||Orléans||Canadian Teachers' Federation|
|Frank Shapleigh||Gander||Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association|
|Carrie St. Jean||Stratford, PEI||Prince Edward Island Teachers' Federation|
|John Staple||St. John's||Canadian Teachers' Federation|
|Sara Tillet||Whitehorse||Yukon Teachers' Association|
|Steven Van Zoost||Windsor, NS||Nova Scotia Teachers Union|
|Maureen Weinberger||Burlington||Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario|
|James Wright||Gregg Settlement||
New Brunswick Teachers' Association
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a visible and tangible way to recognize 60,000 outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life, who have built and who continue to build this caring society and country through their service, contributions and achievements.
Earlier this year, the Government of Canada invited partnering organizations - including CTF - to select candidates from within its Member organizations to receive this prestigious national honour.
Additional information on the medal is available at www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee.
An alliance of 15 Member organizations and one Affiliate Member representing nearly 200,000 teachers across the country, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) is a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (EI).
Comments: Paul Taillefer, CTF President
Contact: Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314