When I heard the news....I think I had the same expression!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.
I'm honoured to announce that the Canadian Wildlife Federation has selected me as one of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients in recognition of the contributions made to CWF through my wildlife photography which have appeared regularly in CWF magazines, on the website and in various other organizational communications.
"It is our feeling that these contributions are so significant that they’re more than worth this recognition. We sincerely appreciate them, and this is token of our gratitude."
This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
To be eligible for this honour, a person must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada. To ensure that a variety of fields of activity are recognized, partner organizations have been invited to nominate candidates from their community or organization for this national honour.
The Diamond Jubilee Medal is composed of nickel silver, features a proof finish and is manufactured by the Canadian Mint. (Will post a photo soon!)
Photo: Wild Screech Owlets in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
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