TORONTO: Iqwinder S. Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Malton, presented Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pins and Certificates to several residents in recognition of their contributions to the community.
Among the recipients this week were Pramod Goyal. entrepreneur and former president of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Sudhir Anand, CEO of Voice Media Group, Bala Menon, author and Editor-in-Chief of the Voice Media Group, Ayush Anand, Digital Division Manager of Voice Media Group, and D. P. Jain, noted tax professional.
Canada is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II throughout 2022, marking her 70th anniversary on the Throne. She is Canada’s longest reigning Sovereign and the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee.
To mark this historic milestone, a series of initiatives are taking place throughout Canada to honour
The Queen’s service and dedication to this country and celebrate Canadian achievements of the last 7 decades. Although the federal government is not issuing the customary medal to mark the occasion this year, commemorative pins are being presented to citizens.
The Canadian Platinum Jubilee emblem for the pin was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne, a historic milestone. The emblem is a symbolic statement of the enduring relationship between Canada and the Crown, as personified by Her Majesty The Queen, Canada’s Head of State.
The Royal Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen, EIIR, appears at the centre of the emblem. It makes a personal reference to the Queen as a way of marking this significant anniversary of her reign. Below the Royal Cypher is the number 70, depicted in silver white to allude to the rare and precious metal platinum, the name of a jubilee marking 70 years. These elements are framed by a 7-sided shape, along with 7 maple leaves and 7 pearls to mark the 7 decades of Her Majesty’s reign.
Depicted in red and white, the national colours of Canada, these elements make several allusions to the idea of celebration. The Royal Crown appears at the top of the emblem.
The emblem was designed and painted by Cathy Bursey–Sabourin, Fraser Herald at the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
Canada had issued a medal for the Queen’s silver, golden and diamond jubilees. In each instance, the award was bestowed upon a wide range of Canadians, from everyday volunteers to veterans, with national organizations involved in nominations.
While the federal government has decided not to offer medals to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, some provinces are providing their own honours to recognize both her 70 years of service and contributions of their residents.
Among the provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia have announced plans for Platinum Jubilee medals. MPs from Ontario will be presenting pins.