The Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates the day Queen Elizabeth became sovereign on the death of her father, King George VI, 60 years ago, 1952 – 2012. The medal is awarded to recipients across Canada for their work in community service.
About 60,000 Canadians are to receive the medal over the course of the year 2012. On Monday, February 6, 2012, five women from the national capital region received the Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Captain E. Maria Mangnall-Schonert, C.D. – Ottawa, Ontario
For promoting and delivering the Canadian Cadet Program to young people in her community.
Bryna Monson – Ottawa, Ontario
For her ongoing work with Languages of Life, and for providing Canadians with the means to communicate with each other in different languages.
Leslie Natynczyk – Ottawa, Ontario
For her dedication to and support of military families, and for her innovative Segways for Wounded Warriors initiative.
Rachel Scott-Mignon – Gatineau, Quebec
For raising awareness of mental health issues, particularly bipolar disorder.
Sergeant Angela Wintonyk, C.D. – Petawawa, Ontario
For her military service and for volunteering her time and resources to the Petawawa Military Families Resource Centre.