Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mike Holmes Receives The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

From Mike's Facebook page yesterday:
Honoured to have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal last night from GG David Johnston - But I'm just a contractor!
The photo is available for download by clicking on it, then right-clicking on the enlarged photo to download it to your computer (138 Kb).

Oh Mike Holmes, you are so much more than a contractor, silly! You're just a contractor like the Grand Canyon is just a hole in the ground. You are a phenomenal human being, and that's putting it lightly. Congratulations on this prestigious award. It's much deserved.

Once again... Canadian I am NOT, so I had to do a little bit of research on what exactly the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is, who receives it, and what it signifies. I think this video explains it quite concisely:

Here are the eligibility requirements for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal: (source: The Governor General of Canada website)

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada;
  • Have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; and
  • Be alive on February 6th, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne. The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.

I do believe Mike fulfills all three of these requirements with flying colors. Once again, congrats to Mike Holmes, and of course all of the other winners of this very prestigious award.

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