Local recipients of a Diamond Jubilee Medal posed with MP Dean Allison, the Honourable Shirley Martin, Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn, Grimsby Mayor Bob Bentley, Township of West Lincoln Mayor Douglas Joyner, Township of Lincoln Mayor Bill Hodgson and Ward 11 councillor Brenda Johnsons.
Recipients from Stoney Creek, upper Stoney Creek and surrounding area are Joan Packham (West Lincoln), Jean McEvoy (Woodburn), Frank Mills (Mount Hope), Melvin (Mel) Switzer (Binbrook), and Cleda Yachetti (Binbrook).
A total of 60,000 Diamond Jubilee Medals will be given to Canadians. To be eligible, a person must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. They 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.