BNC’s Executive Director, Lawrence “Spatch” Mulhall received his Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal yesterday afternoon along with 29 other recipients. We are so proud of him and it went to a well deserving recipient!! Congratulations Spatch!!

Here is the official press release:
17 December 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pat Martin, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, presented The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal yesterday at The Fort Garry Hotel to local people that have made outstanding contributions to their community.
“Winnipeg Centre has long been blessed with an abundance of talented people working toward making our home and our world a better place,” said Martin. The recipients represent some of the best that the community has to offer. From community service, to the arts, leadership roles, and advocacy work, the common thread that runs through them is that of passion, principle and service to others.

The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 60th year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The nickel silver medal depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the reverse side of the medal featuring the Royal Cypher with a large diamond shape and, maple leaf motifs and the Latin phrase “Vivat Regina” – “Long Live the Queen”. The medals are to be presented to Canadians that have made a significant contribution to their community.

“I offer my most heartfelt congratulations to the medal recipients,” said Martin, speaking to recipients and their guests. “I invite everyone to reflect on the values that bring us together as a community and recognize how these recipients exemplify that spirit.”