Thursday 18 Oct, 2012

EF Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee Recipients

On Saturday, October 13th, 30 exceptional individuals were presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto, Ontario. These individuals were being recognized for the contributions they make daily as educators, at home, at work, and in their community. Marc Kielburger of Free the Children and Me to We was the keynote speaker and assisted the president of EF Educational Tours with presenting the medals. 

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. This medal is a way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it honours the contributions and achievements made by Canadians, of all ages and walks of life. EF Educational Tours is proud to have been selected as a partner organization for the Diamond Jubilee Nomination process. As a partner organization, EF Tours was given 30 medals to award on behalf of the Governor General’s Office.

The recipients of the EF Educational Tours Medals were awarded with this medal because they are inspiring individuals who are extremely committed to excellence in education with a focus on experiential learning. They all go above and beyond in their daily lives to support the EF mission of breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography, and to encourage their communities to be global citizens.

Check out our photo gallery of the recipients and the Presentation Ceremony below! Click on a picture to view the photos as a slideshow!

Congratulations to all of EF Educational Tours’ Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients!

 Andrea Kolody
Principal, École Julie-Riel
Winnipeg, MB

Andrew Kesteloot
Teacher, Arthur Voaden Secondary School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
St. Thomas, ON

Antionette Minutillo
Teacher, St. Andrew’s Public School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Brantford, ON

Crystal Speedie
Teacher, Innalik School
Inukjuak, QC

Dana Knisley
Tour Director, EF Educational Tours
Niagara Falls, ON

Dave Robinson
Retired History Teacher, Port Perry High School
National Advisor and Coordinator, History Tours, EF Educational Tours
Port Perry, ON

David Wiwchar
Vice-Principal, Lively District Secondary School
Lively, ON

Diana Papillon
Teacher, St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School
Waterloo, ON

Domenico De Lisi
Teacher, Summit School
Saint Laurent, QC

Donna Dalziel
Retired Teacher, Carlton Comprehensive High School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Prince Albert, SK

Ernest Lockert
Teacher, École Mountain View School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Oakville, ON

Fonda Loft
Teacher, White Oaks Secondary School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Oakville, ON

France Duval
Teacher, École Secondaire de la Ruche
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Sherbrooke, QC

Heather Walker
Teacher, Rickson Ridge Public School
Guelph, ON

Judith Chapman
Retired Teacher, Simonds High School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Quispamsis, NB

Julie Hendren
Teacher, I.E. Weldon Secondary School
Omemee, ON

Kenneth Byers
Teacher, Delisle Composite School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Saskatoon, SK

Kenton Zandee
Teacher, Strathmore High School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Strathmore, AB

Laura Palma
Manager, Green and History Tours, EF Educational Tours
Toronto, ON

Lorraine Richard
Curriculum Consultant, York Region District School Board
Unionville, ON

Marion Hensel
Teacher, Waterloo Collegiate Institute
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Waterloo, ON

Michael Finnigan
Teacher, Yale Secondary School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Abbotsford, BC

Michael McMaster
Teacher and Curriculum Leader Tops Program, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
Toronto, ON

Nancy Bédard
Teacher, École secondaire de Rochebelle
Rochebelle, QC

Patricia McMullen
Teacher, Sacred Heart School of Halifax
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Halifax, NS

Richard Schwabe
Teacher, Albert E. Peacock Collegiate
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Moose Jaw, SK

Sarah Fiander
Teacher, Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Arcadia, NS

Shawn Bradbury
Teacher, Corner Brook High School
Massey Drive, NL

Stephen King
Teacher, Marystown Central High School
Educational Travel Ambassador, EF Educational Tours
Creston South, NL

Travis James
Teacher, Fort St. James Secondary School
Fort James, BC