Finall earns Queen’s medal for years of service

North Saanich mayor nominated for the Diamond Jubilee Medal by Federation of Canadian Municipalities

  • Sun Mar 17th, 2013 12:00pm
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Alice Finall received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of her dedication to North Saanich.

NORTH SAANICH — The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has selected District of North Saanich Mayor, Alice Finall to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in honour of the contributions she has made to her community and to all of Canada.

FCM executive member Chris Coleman presewnted Finall with her medal at the March 11 committee of the whole meeting.

The FCM chose Finall to receive this distinction for her exemplary efforts in making her community a great place to live. The FCM recognizes the important role municipalities and their elected leaders play in ensuring prosperity and high quality of life within their communities.

“Your peers in local government across the country admire your accomplishments as a community leader, and congratulate you on earning this prestigious award,” said FCM President Karen Leibovici in a media release.

Former North Saanich Councillor Cairine Green, now a councillor in Oak Bay, added, “It is no surprise to me that Mayor Alice Finall has received this distinction. Serving with her on North Saanich council was a privilege and I experienced firsthand her tremendous dedication, commitment and vision as a community leader — I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.

The medal was created by the Government of Canada to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years of service to this country.

— Submitted by the District of North Saanich/FCM