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February 11, 2013 14:15 ET

Two Ontarians Honoured With Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2013) -

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Dr. George Merry from Wolfe Island and Rick Robb from Harrowsmith were honoured by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal at a ceremony held in Kingston on February 9, 2013. The medal serves to honour 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 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 two Ontarians 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."

"Ducks Unlimited Canada is pleased to recognize these individuals who are leaving a rich and lasting legacy through their commitment to wetland and waterfowl conservation," said Jamie Fortune, COO for DUC. "Mr. Merry and Mr. Robb come from diverse backgrounds and have made unique contributions, however they both share a passion for the outdoors, a strong conservation ethic, and a deep commitment to future generations of conservationists."

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: Dr. George Merry and Rick Robb from Ontario were awarded with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for their contributions to conservation and their work with Ducks Unlimited Canada. Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited Canada.

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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

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