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Striking of the Diamond Jubilee Medal

December 5, 2011

Governor General to Strike Diamond Jubilee Medal
at the Royal Canadian Mint

OTTAWA — His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Mr. James B. Love, Chair of the Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors, will participate in a symbolic striking of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. This event will take place on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, at 12:00 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Mint, in Ottawa (320 Sussex Drive).

On this occasion, His Excellency will deliver an address and strike the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

First announced on February 3, 2011, this commemorative medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country, and to celebrate significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year-long celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. The medal will be manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint at its Ottawa facilities.


Media must register in advance by emailing confirmation of attendance to no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 5, 2011.

Media information:
Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office

Alexandre Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint

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