am August 12, 2003, Bruce Zimmerman received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for his
contribution and support to the Canadian "Plant A Row - Grow A Row" program. He had been
nominated by the Canadian
Composting Council. The medal along with a framed certificate
signed by the
Governor General Adrienne Clark was presented by Jim Bradley the St.
Catharines Member of Provincial Parliament.
Jim Bradley also presented a framed certificate signed by himself
which exemplies Bruce:
"I am delighted that your name was placed in nomination as a
recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal in
your service to our community and our country, and I am not at all
that The Chancellory responded favourably to the nomination that was
put forward by the Canadian Composting Council."
"During the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, you have
immensely to the betterment of the society in which you live and you
have set a
high standard of public service which represents a fine example for
"Your fellow citizens are grateful to you for your years of
commitment to the Plant A Row - Grow A Row Program and would join me,
confident, in extending to you heartiest congratulations on receiving
"Those who choose to serve as you have do so not for the
recognition that may be forthcoming from an appreciative public, but
your desire to make a difference in the lives of others. For
Commemorative Medal is an appropriate way of saying 'thank you' for
time and talent."
Jim Bradley, MPP
This was such a shock. I did not know I had been nominated for this
also did not tell me I had been selected. My fellow workers at the
radio station 610 CKTB
knew and So did everyone at Rittenhouse. No one said a thing. As I was leaving
the night before they told me
nicely tomorrow and that my family should show up at Rittenhouse at about
Until all the politicians and people showed up I was only mildly suspicious
everyone was at work was nicely dressed and the picnic tables instead
of covered with
cigarette butts had table cloths. Just one camera was present and only
taken! I was stunned and almost speechless. Try working for the
rest of the day!
MORE ABOUT THE MEDAL
the pictures that where taken at the presentation.