Three more Lakers presented with Jubilee medals

Three more Sylvan Lake residents have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.

Alberta Lieutenant-Governor Donald S. Ethell (centre) presented Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to Geraldine and Jim Stewart at an Alberta & NWT Royal Canadian Legion ceremony in Calgary Mar. 23.

Alberta Lieutenant-Governor Donald S. Ethell (centre) presented Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to Geraldine and Jim Stewart at an Alberta & NWT Royal Canadian Legion ceremony in Calgary Mar. 23.

Three more Sylvan Lake residents have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.

They received their medals from Alberta Lieutenant-Governor Donald S. Ethell at an Alberta & NWT Royal Canadian Legion ceremony in Calgary Mar. 23.

Joe Brink is the Service Officer for The Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake Branch No. 212, and was the only Canadian Legion representative to participate in the 2011 Nijmegen March, a four day 160 km. march in Holland. “He volunteers countless hours visiting with veterans and taking them to and from appointments,” read his citation. “Joe is a veteran himself and always puts others first.”

Jim Stewart is District 4 Commander for the Alberta-NWT Command of The Royal Canadian Legion and has been actively involved in local politics for the improvement of seniors housing and benefits. He’s also been strongly involved in veterans affairs in his home town, Red Deer, and surrounding districts, according to the citation.

Geraldine Stewart is a past president of the Sylvan Lake branch of the Legion. She joined the Legion in 1983 and has worked on many committees including acting as Poppy chairperson for over eight years. Before joining the Legion, she was a military spouse on a number of Canadian Forces bases, said her citation.