His Honour Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 33 recipients from southern Alberta during a ceremony on Thursday, January 24, in Lethbridge. Among these recipients were 2 of Coalhurst’s finest, Lorne Wittig and Mat Conte.
“The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a way to recognize those among us who have made a lasting contribution to the quality of life we are fortunate to enjoy as Albertans and Canadians,” said Lieutenant Governor Ethell. “These recipients share the same dedication to duty and commitment to service that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has demonstrated throughout her reign. They have truly earned the thanks of their fellow Canadians for all that they have done on our behalf.”
The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians are being recognized for significant contributions and achievements.
The Town of Coalhurst would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Wittig and Mr. Conte upon receiving this Medal and the well deserved recognition that goes with this honour.
Congratulations to you both.