MP Tweed Presents Diamond Jubilee to Mr. Don Berry and Ms. Margaret Wedgewood
Brandon, July 3, 2012- Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, was proud to present Diamond Jubilee medals to Don Berry and Margaret Wedgewood at the annual Canada Day Celebrations at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.
“Mr. Berry has been making major contributions to Westman and Canada for well over 50 years and I don’t see him slowing down anytime soon,” said MP Tweed. “It is my honour to present this prestigious award to such an admirable recipient.”
Colonel Berry has a diverse background which includes Military and public service. He began his Military career in 1955 then became a teacher and administrator after his Military career and retired in 1999. He continues to serve as a volunteer.
“Ms. Wedgewood has touched many lives through her dedication to Veterans and their families,” said Tweed. “Her tireless efforts are without a doubt deserving of this prestigious recognition.”
Ms Wedgewood has worked with Brandon and Westman Veterans, their families and the community for 24 years. She is deserving of this nomination for her loyalty, dedication and hard work to the ANAVETS Association in Brandon and the Citizens of Westman.
This year marks 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 was created to mark this historic event and honour Canadians’ significant contributions and achievements.
To be eligible for this honour, a person must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.