It was quite an honour and thrill to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, in Red Deer. I was nominated by Premier Redford in large part due to my role as Rotary District Governor for the year in District 5370. Jan and I drove to Red Deer as the date worked for us and we were residing in Edmonton at the time for our Rotary duties. There was a ceremony where around 30 received the medal. The Premier and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta handed out the medals. Jan and I took along a Rotary Youth exchange student with us, Elly from Taiwan. She was also thrilled to meet these people.