This medal was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the accession
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to throne on February 6th 1952 and it was presented
to approximately 4600 Canadians who made a difference in their community and in Canada.
John also received a Community Builders Award from the City of Ottawa
on February 22nd 2003
in recognition of his tireless efforts, devotion and dedication to his work and to his community.