Alt News February 7, 2013
Guess Which CBC Host (On The Left) Just Received The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal


Last night, George had the honour of attending a gala in Toronto celebrating The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The event was an opportunity to recognize the achievements and contributions made by Canadians from all walks of life.

As part of the evening, a number of Canadians were presented with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The commemorative award was created to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen ascending to the Throne, with some 60,000 medals going to deserving citizens across Canada.

Last night's gala coincided with the anniversary date - February 6 - of Elizabeth II being proclaimed Queen.

It was also the official conclusion to the Diamond Jubilee year celebrations.

George was among those who received a Diamond Jubilee Medal. The host of Q Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC's Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge had already received medals prior to last night.

Check out this video, put together by CBC Live.

George, Jian and Peter were also among the list of presenters which included Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Manley, Mike 'Pinball' Clemons, Tommy Hunter, Liona Boyd, Tom Cochrane, Craig Kielburger, Brian Williams, Paul Henderson, Ken Dryden, David Mirvish, and Valerie Pringle.

Aykroyd, Cochrane, Henderson, and Cockburn were all presented with their awards last night.

Peter Mansbridge also served as the host and master of ceremonies. As well, several artists performed including Tom Cochrane, Liona Boyd, Bruce Cockburn and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Choir.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal is officially part of the Canadian Honours System. The gala was held at Roy Thomson Hall.

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