Roger Davis receives his Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Sanderson Centre on Saturday morning. Fifty-four residents of Brantford, the County of Brant, Six Nations and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation were presented with the medals, which recognize exemplary community service in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year on the throne. Brant MP Phil McColeman and Brant MPP Dave Levac helped arrange the formal ceremony at the Sanderson Centre, where hundreds of family members and friends were able to witness the event. The local recipients are among 60,000 Canadians being honoured with the medal.
Jean Anderson – for volunteering and continuous community service.
Paul Aucoin – for unwavering support of the sports in our community.
David Bailey – for service and dedication to many worthy causes and organizations.
Charles Beach – for extensive involvement and strong advocacy of environmental change.
Fred Bemrose – for outstanding contributions to heritage, history and culture.
Cal Bombay – for significant contributions and humanitarian work in South Sudan.
Nina Bumham – for her constant presence and selfless commitment to the people of Six Nations.
Bob Caissie – for volunteering and tireless support of children’s causes.
Dorothy Campbell – for constant dedication to the people of Brantford through her charity work.
Dave Carrol – community advocate and promoter of positive social change.
Bob Coyne – community volunteer and promoter of sports, coach and mentor.
Roger Davis – for life-long support and sponsorship of sports and charities in Brant.
Clarence (CJ) Dick – awarded posthumously for Mr. Dick’s charity fundraising efforts.
Frank DiFelice – for dedication to spreading music culture throughout Brantford.
Helen Doctor – for contributions to heritage and history and the Ontario Geneology Society.
Anwar Dost – for philanthropic work around the world.
Dennis Duce – community supporter who works quietly and tirelessly for many charitable causes.
Mohammed El Farram – devoted to promoting awareness of interfaith understanding, cultural diversity and peace.
Jean Emmott – for devotion to students and education and support of apicultural initiatives.
Pat Eyzenga – for longtime involvement in cultural awareness, education and civic pride.
Nancy Giles – for significant contributions and strong advocacy for seniors.
Jane Glaves – for fostering hundreds of children over almost 50 years and caring for children in Malawi, where she opened a school.
Norman Graham – founder of Crime Stoppers, served in the Canadian Army and volunteer for many charities and organizations.
Jessie Gregory – has overcome personal tragedy to excel at sledge hockey and for being named goalie to Team Ontario and Team Canada.
Doug Hunt – for community service and advocating for persons with disabilities, dedicated volunteer and entertainer.
Carolyn King – strong advocate of First Nations history and culture and co-founder of New Credit Public Library.
Andrew Kojelis – for steadfast determination to raise funds for charity through birthday concerts for over 13 years.
Charlie Kopczyk – founder of Why Not City Missions, for supporting at-risk youth and the homeless.
Rick Mannen – community event organizer and supporter, former international marathon runner and sports hall of recognition inductee.
Archangelo Martino – for assisting Brantford’s large and well-established Italian community as honorary vice-consul.
David McKee – Brantford town crier and volunteer with many charitable and cultural organizations.
Colleen Miller – for significant contributions and strong advocacy for post-secondary education in Brant.
Suzie Miller – developed pen-pal program between First Nations schools and non-native schools promoting peace and understanding.
Joan Minnery – for extensive involvement with many worthy causes as an organizer and entertainer and advocate of health and wellness.
Zig Misiak – originator of the Four Directions youth project and a student of First Nations history and culture.
Paul Mitchell – the “father” of basketball in Brantford, considerable years of service to several volunteer causes.
Gayle Myke – founder of Arts After School Kids, for tireless devotion to fundraising for art education.
Frank O’Connor – for contributions and dedication to improving education and creating alternative learning for students.
Hon. Col. Edward Pancoe – for service and dedication to the 56th Field Regiment and significant contributions to history and heritage.
Robert Peeling – retired chief of police, for devoting countless hours to several organizations and causes.
Derek Pite – founding member of the Canadian Military Heritage Museum, countless volunteer hours on many committees in the city.
Barry Pridham – for devotion to interfaith understanding and advocacy.
Brendan Ryan – retired educator, volunteer on multiple agencies and boards.
Margaret Sault – a strong advocate for the people of the Mississaugas of the New Credit.
Richard Shaver – for dedication to preserving and sharing military history.
Marion Sheridan – for volunteering and passion to preserve history and promote tourism in the former Township of Burford.
Daljit Kahlon Singh – philanthropist of worldwide causes.
Vyrt Sisson – a legend among Brant-Brantford non-profit and community service organizations.
Mary Stedman – a generous supporter of worthwhile causes in Brant and across the province.
Robert Taylor – long-time volunteer with many local organizations.
Jim Walsh – Mr. Walsh spent 30 years raising money for children in need and putting smiles on the faces of children as an entertainer.
John Wilkinson – for his dedication to putting together infrastructure and logistics for community events.
Paul Williamson – for dedication to philanthropy in the Brant community.
Geoffrey Wilson – for service and long-standing dedication to the community.