Three Moose Jaw residents were among the group of Saskatchewanians honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Regina on Tuesday.
Lt.-Gov. Vaughn Solomon Schofield and minister of education Russ Marchuk were on hand to present the medals to 41 citizens in a ceremony at Government House in Regina.
The recipients from Moose Jaw were Bernice Crosbie, who has worked with Heritage Moose Jaw, and Lacey Corey and Kyle Morhart, both of whom have contributed to the Moose Jaw YMCA.
In her address, Schofield said the awards were designed to celebrate the Queen’s “lifetime of service, and the outstanding contributions of deserving citizens,” thanking the recipients for “their commitment to the greater good.”
Marchuk said the individuals honoured “truly exemplify the ideal of service to others through their actions.”
The Queen’s diamond jubilee, marking her 60th year as head of state of the Commonwealth realms, began in February. In honour of the milestone, the Royal Canadian Mint created 60,000 medals to be presented to Canadian citizens.
During Tuesday's ceremony, medals were also given to residents of Alameda, Cowessess, Estevan, Ferland, Fort Qu’Appelle, Glentworth, Herbert, Leader, Montmartre, Morse, Regina, Strasbourg, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton.