Diamond Jubilee medals go to education society presidents

(left to right) Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Barb Kupferschmidt Linder, Mayor Al Raine, Maria Cannon and MLA Cathy McLeod at the Sun Peaks Firefighters' Gala. Kupferschmidt Linder and Cannon were awarded Diamond Jubilee medals for their work with the Sun Peaks Education Society.

It’s the second time in as many months that SPINhas the opportunity to report that two Sun Peaks community volunteers have been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals. Barb Kupferschmidt Linder and Maria Cannon, present and past presidents, respectively, of the Sun Peaks Education Society were awarded the honour in a surprise announcement at the Sun Peaks Annual Firefighters’ Charity Gala on November … [Read more...]

Local volunteers honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medals

A true honour: Nancy Greene Raine presents Dick Taylor with a Diamond Jubilee medal and award at a ceremony in Kamloops. Also pictured are Taylor’s granddaughter, Ayden Spear, and MP Cathy McLeod.

Two “unsung heroes” with close ties to Sun Peaks were recently acknowledged by the Crown for their local volunteer commitments. John Hatchett and Dick Taylor were both named recipients of the Diamond Jubilee Medal on October 11, 2012 at Thompson Rivers University. The medal, seen as a tangible way to honour Her Majesty for her service to Canada and at the same time recognize significant contribution and … [Read more...]