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September 26, 2022

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR AND PREMIER TO PRESENT FIRST QUEEN ELIZABETH II PLATINUM JUBILEE MEDALS



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The first recipients of the new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals (Manitoba) will be honoured today at special ceremonies hosted by Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon and Premier Heather Stefanson.

“This medal is a beautiful way for Manitoba to honour the legacy of Queen Elizabeth and her incredible service to people of Canada,” said Stefanson. “Manitobans are well-known for their generosity and giving back to the community, and I look forward to honouring and celebrating their service and achievements as we pay tribute to Her Majesty.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Manitoba) celebrates the 70th anniversary year of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, which began on Feb. 6.

A total of 1,000 medals will be awarded during the Platinum Jubilee year. The medal program is the focus of the Manitoba government’s jubilee year commemorations. Permission has been sought from the Office of the Governor General to have this medal included in the Order of Precedence with the other commemorative medals of the Canadian Honours System.

Recipients will receive a circular medal suspended from a ribbon using a new arrangement of the blue, red and white colours found on the other four medals issued during Her Majesty’s reign in 1953, 1977, 2002 and 2012.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Manitoba) program has a strong focus on community mindedness, service and reconciliation, and as such, a group of trusted partners has chosen each medal recipient.

These trusted partners include members of the legislative assembly, Indigenous leadership organizations, the lieutenant-governor, the premier and the leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

At 4 p.m. today, a private ceremony at Government House will take place, where the lieutenant-governor’s recipients will each receive their medals. In addition to those selections, recipients include deserving Manitobans selected on the lieutenant-governor’s behalf by the City of Winnipeg, the City of Brandon, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Winnipeg Police Service, the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service, and The Winnipeg Foundation.

Following this event, at 6 p.m., a ceremony will take place at the Legislative Building, where the premier’s recipients will receive their medals. This ceremony will be streamed live at https://news.gov.mb.ca and http://youtube.com/ManitobaGovernment.

In addition to the premier’s selections, leadership from 17 Wing Winnipeg, 38 Canadian Brigade Group, HMCS Chippawa have selected recipients on the premier’s behalf. These deserving Manitobans will receive this commemorative medal this evening.

For more information on the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Manitoba), visit: https://www.manitoba.ca/queensjubilee/.

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The Province of Manitoba is distributing this release on behalf of the lieutenant-governor of Manitoba and the Manitoba government.