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Canada Games official nets Diamond Jubilee medal

Longtime Canada Games supporter and member of the Canada Games Council (CGC) Board of Directors, Paul Flaherty has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the CGC.

By Whitehorse Star on January 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

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Pictured Above: PAUL FLAHERTY

Longtime Canada Games supporter and member of the Canada Games Council (CGC) Board of Directors, Paul Flaherty has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the CGC.

“We are thrilled that the Canada Games Council has the opportunity to recognize such passionate contributors to Canadian amateur sport and the Canada Games,” Canada Games Council chairman Tom Quinn said in a press release.

“The commitment and dedication to the Canada Games that Mr. Flaherty has demonstrated is an inspiration to us all.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne on Feb. 6, 1952.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

During the year of celebrations, 60,000 Canadians will be recognized.

“It is an honour to receive this medal and nice to be recognized along with my peers on the Canada Games Council,” Flaherty said.

“I am pleased to be able to contribute to the success of the Canada Games, a unique forum that contributes to the development of young Canadians into future leaders within our country.”

In addition to his involvement with the Canada Games Board of Directors, Flaherty has been an active volunteer in community activities for many years.

Since moving to the North, he has coached minor hockey, was a member of the Yukon Arts Centre Board of Directors, and was the VP of Sponsorship and a member of the Board of Directors for the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games.

Flaherty is currently Chairman of the Yukon College Board of Governors and a member of the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Board of Directors.

Over the next two months the Canada Games Council will present a select number of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to deserving athletes, coaches, administrators and leaders in sport.

A complete list of recipients will be available after Feb. 28.

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