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On the 8th March 2013. A number of Members of the Peel Regional Police Service were recognised by the Governor Generals Office, as recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded to Canadians who have made significant contributions or distinguished service to their fellow citizens, to their community and to their country. The Diamond Jubilee Medal also marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth IIʼs accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Throughout 2012, an astounding 60,000 deserving Canadians were recognized for this high honour.
Among those officers who received the medal, five are masonic brethren
Bro. Steven Kemley, of Sunnylea Lodge, No.664. W. Bro. Wayne Omardeen, Bro. Donald Jorgensen, Both of Unity Lodge, No. 710. Bro.Thomas Murray, of Harris Lodge, No. 216. W.Bro.Jeffrey Baker of Wellington Square Lodge No.725.
The medal was designed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint. It displays the crowned image of Queen Elizabeth II on the front, with recognition of the sixtieth diamond anniversary of her Sovereign’s accession to the Throne on the reverse.
Recognizes MasoniCh.I.P. Ontario
On Feb 18, at the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario was presented with an Outstanding Service Award by Masonichip International.
The Award was presented by M.W. Bro. Denny Robinson, PGM and President of Masonichip International and accepted by M.W. Bro. D. Garry Dowling, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
Approximately 10 such awards were presented to Grand Lodges throughout North America to honour outstanding achievements and success in identifying and educating children in collaboration with the Masonichip International program.
M.W. Bro. D. Garry Dowling was delighted to accept the Award on behalf of all the Officers of Masonichip Ontario and the many, many Masonic Volunteers and their Ladies who assist in all facets of our programme across Ontario. To date, this programme has enabled over 51,000 Child Identification Kits to be produced in Ontario for parents and guardians.
The National Center for Exploited and Missing Children in the United States, states:
"MasoniCh.I.P. is one of the most comprehensive child
recovery and identification programs in the nation."
Please visit the MasoniCh.I.P. Ontario website for further details of this wonderful programme (www.masonichip.ca)
D. Garry Dowling,
Over 42,000 child ID kits have been provided free of charge to families in Ontario! Even though it is our hope that no parent should ever need to use their kit, Masons remain committed to providing this comprehensive program “just in case”. Read more...
Last week, the Masonic Foundation of Ontario presented Prostate Cancer Canada with a cheque for $20,250 – this on top of their incredible financial support in 2009. A special thank you to the Masonic Foundation of Ontario for supporting the Prostate Cancer Canada mission and vision and for enabling us to increase awareness of this disease, a disease which will affect 1 in 6 Canadian men in their lifetime. Read more...