Alex Wallner receiving the Queen’s Jubilee Medal from Royal Canadian Legion #194 president

Striking a Balance – Alex Wallner awarded Queen’s Jubilee medal

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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Awarded

Royal Canadian Legion 194 President Marian Nelson presented the Diamond Jubilee Medal to RCL Clinton Branch #194 Life Member Alex Wallner 0n March 11.

The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. The medal program is part of the Jubilee celebrations, organized by the Government of Canada.

During celebrations, a total of 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized for their contributions to Canada.

In making the presentation, Nelson read from Governor-General David Johnston’s letter which stated (in part) that the presentation was being made in honour of Wallner’s contributions and dedication to her country and to the Royal Canadian Legion.

Wallner received the medal and accompanying plaque at the regular Legion meeting in the company of her fellow Legion members.

Daffodil Tea

The Clinton Seniors Association hosted another successful Daffodil Tea on Wednesday, March 14 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

In addition to the delicious strawberry shortcake, attendees could purchase daffodils and baked goods and peruse a display of heritage items spanning decades of Clinton’s history.

There was a good turnout and the Seniors were pleased with the support of the community and the Mill Girl Follies (Clinton’s Can-can troupe) who helped serve the goodies.

Part of the proceeds were sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Spring Fling

The next event in the 150/50 Anniversary schedule is the Royal Canadian Legion Second Annual Spring Fling in the Clinton Memorial Hall on Saturday, March 23.

Tickets for the dinner and dance can be purchased at the RCL #194 – Clinton Branch.

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