WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2013) - Four deserving Manitobans were awarded last week in Winnipeg with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for their contributions to conservation and their work with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). Medals were presented at Government House by Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Philip S. Lee on Friday, February 8 to Dr. Michael (Mike) Anderson, D. Stewart (Stew) Morrison, James (Jim) Richardson, and Henry (Harry) Williams.
DUC, as a national conservation leader, was given the privilege by the Government of Canada to nominate worthy individuals as recipients of the medal. An extensive national search and selection process was undertaken by the Nominating Committee of DUC's Board of Directors. Thirty Canadians have been nominated by DUC and are being recognized by the organization at ceremonies in their local areas.
"Ducks Unlimited Canada was honoured to be able to nominate outstanding Canadians for this prestigious medal," said Jack Hole, Chairman of the DUC Board and Nominating Committee. "The four Manitobans we are recognizing today are great leaders, passionate conservationists and true friends to Canada's conservation community. Through their support of Ducks Unlimited Canada and other worthy organizations, all have made tremendous contributions to wetlands, waterfowl and the overall health of the environment."
A new 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.
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Caption for photo as follows: Four deserving Manitobans were awarded with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for their contributions to conservation and their work with Ducks Unlimited Canada. From left to right: Jack Hole, Henry (Harry) Williams, Anita Lee, Dr. Michael (Mike) Anderson, Philip S. Lee, James (Jim) Richardson, and D. Stewart (Stew) Morrison. Photo courtesy of Tracey Goncalves, MB Government Photographer.
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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at www.ducks.ca.