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January 08, 2013 17:21 ET

Four Saskatchewanians honoured with Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Jan. 8, 2013) - Four deserving Saskatchewanians were awarded with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for their contributions to conservation and their work with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) yesterday in Regina. The medals, presented by Saskatchewan's Lieutenant Governor, Vaughn Solomon Schofield, celebrate contributions and achievements made by Canadians who represent the full breadth of our society.

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 from across the country have been nominated by DUC and will be recognized by the organization at ceremonies in their local areas over the coming months.

"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 proud Saskatchewanians we are recognizing 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."

"It is an understatement to say that those being honoured with this medal are simply well-deserving," said James McHattie, senior provincial director for DUC in Saskatchewan. "These individuals have dedicated many years of their lives to ensuring the conservation of this great country. I would like to personally congratulate them for their contributions."

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.

Those recognized yesterday include: Peter Carton from Regina, John (Jack) Messer from Tisdale, as well as Ron Hicks and Derrik Toovey from Saskatoon.

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Caption for photo as follows: Four deserving Saskatchewanians 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: Peter Carton, Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield, John Messer, and Derrik Toovey. Ron Hicks was unable to attend the ceremony. Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited Canada.

To view the bio information, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/SaskBios.pdf.

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.

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