Tilson Presents Commemorative Canada 150 Medallion to Community Champions at Special Ceremony
ORANGEVILLE, ON – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, presented 150 community champions with a commemorative Canada 150 Medallion, to recognize their contributions to the community during a special ceremony held in Orangeville earlier this evening.
“It’s truly an honour and privilege to present this commemorative Canada 150 Medallion to 75 individuals representing Dufferin and 75 individuals representing Caledon who’ve demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to Dufferin-Caledon,” said Mr. Tilson. “Each of the 150 outstanding recipients of this Medallion have made tremendous contributions to our community, making it a better place to live, work, and play. The Medallion, designed to represent Canada’s 150th anniversary, is one small way we can express our deep appreciation and gratitude for the positive impact the recipients have had on the community, as they embody the cherished Canadian values we celebrate this year.”
The commemorative Canada 150 Medallion celebrates the country’s sesquicentennial. One side of the Medallion is the widely recognized Canada 150 logo designed by Ariana Cuvin to mark this milestone year for Canada, as well as “Dufferin-Caledon” imprinted above it and “Canada 150” below it. The Coat of Arms of Canada appears on the other side of the Medallion along with the year of Confederation (1867) and the present year (2017).
Recipients of the Canada 150 Medallion were selected based on their exceptional contributions to the community. A wide range of sectors were represented by the 150 Medallion recipients, including: arts and culture; the environment; heritage; small business; health and social services; agriculture; sport; seniors; places of worship; service clubs and groups; youth; tourism; fire and police services; and Legions.
Mr. Tilson was joined by RCMP Officer, Brenda Whitteron; local singer, Noni Thomas; the Robert F. Hall Jazz Ensemble; and local high school student, Allison French, in delivering a special evening to the Medallion recipients and their loved ones at Horizons Event Centre in Orangeville.
For a complete list of the Canada 150 Medallion recipients (including those unable to attend the September 14 ceremony), please refer to the copy of the Official Program attached.