Diamond Jubilee Week
The Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented to 60 recipients from across the country and various walks of life. The event launched the Diamond Jubilee Week.
- The Personal Canadian Flag of Queen Elizabeth II was flown over Rideau Hall to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The flag was also raised on Parliament Hill and in all provincial and territorial capitals. The Queen’s Personal Canadian Flag is generally used only in her presence; however, Her Majesty granted special permission for the use of the flag across Canada on this anniversary day.
- Inaugural Presentation Ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Medal
"Six decades ago, a young Queen began her reign, one focused on service to others. Her Majesty has experienced and seen many hardships, but also many joys. Through it all, she has remained dedicated to serving the Crown and the people of the Commonwealth.
As the representative of the Crown in Canada, and as one who has always admired The Queen’s steadfast devotion, I am pleased, in honour of this occasion, to present 60 Canadians with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal." - Governor General David Johnston
- Bryden Hutt (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) was recognized for his dedication to and efforts in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
- Johnny Issaluk (Iqaluit, Nunavut) was recognized for his contributions towards improving the health and community well-being among Nunavutmiut.
- Darrell Fox (Vancouver, British Columbia) was recognized for his dedication to finding a cure for cancer and for raising the public’s awareness of Terry Fox’s legacy.
- Hannah Catherine Taylor (Winnipeg, Manitoba) was recognized for her contributions to her community, and for raising awareness in support of the homeless.