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Jubilee medals awarded for volunteerism, military service

Kitchener Post staff

Harold Albrecht, MP for Kitchener-Conestoga, recognized 14 citizens with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in a ceremony at Core Lifestyle and Recreation Complex on Sunday.

Recipients from Kitchener included Robert Berg for his commitment to supporting veterans; James Chmiel, supporter of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and United Way; Ingeborg Ford for her work in early literacy with Strong Start; Claude Gelbard for his involvement with Scouts, Cadets and other youth groups; Nabeel Rana, founder of the World Religions Conference; and Major Graham Walsh, formerly of Kitchener, a military reservist.

Other recipients were Robert Bontaine, Doug Ferguson and Margaret Macdonald of Baden; Kieran Kelly of Elmira; Edwin Lemont, Nancy Silcox and Wayne Simpson of New Hamburg, and David Westfall of New Hamburg.

Each MP has 30 jubilee medals to award, out of a total of 60,000 to be given out across the country by various politicians, organizations and community groups.

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