By: Christina Hajjar
We may not have a superman, but our region is full of unsung heroes.
That’s why Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus is asking you to nominate someone you think is deserving of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Angus said it doesn’t necessarily have to be someone well known in the community.
“Some of these people being recommended aren’t the people you necessarily you see their picture in the newspaper, aren’t necessarily the ones who have been given the big awards in the past, but they are the ones who are out there, doing the heavy volunteer work, that people don’t even realize how much work their doing because it’s what they do naturally.” He said.
He adds a committee will be reviewing the nominations to ensure there is a good balance of recipients.
A total of 30 medals will be handed out in our area. To be nominated the person has to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must have made a significant contribution to the region.
Angus anticipates the medals should be awarded by late fall or early winter.
To nominate your unsung hero fill out the nomination form found HERE
Then submit the form to the office of Charlie Angus at 60 Wilson Street, suite 202, Timmins, Ontario P4N 2S7