Queen Jubilee Medal awarded to Robert McCoy

Janis Irwin joined the Highlands Community League board at our November meeting to award Robert McCoy with The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession in 1952, and honours her late Majesty’s service to Canada. Recipients were chosen due to their significant contributions to the province.

Robert was nominated for his work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Highlands while still allowing residents to connect safely during the pandemic. In addition to maintaining the building and grounds in all weather, Robert has built relationships with both existing and new community groups including Recovery Acres, At Home in Highlands, a grief support group, the Highlands parent council and school, the Abbotsfield Youth Project, community garden, lawn bowling, bridge clubs and so much more.
“Robert truly embodies this spirit of connection and service,” said past president Leanne Stroh during the award presentation. “With Robert’s involvement, we have served everyone from children needing extra support or occupational therapy, residents who are working through recovery or grieving loved ones, to supporting Highlands’ seniors. Robert has helped bring recreation and connection to residents of all ages and abilities and shown what it truly means to be at home in Highlands.”
Thank you to Robert on behalf of the Highlands Community League Board for his significant contributions, generosity with his time, gifts, skills and talents, and the humility, diligence, and thoughtfulness with which he has approached his volunteer role. We are very grateful that he has remained on the board.
Photo of Janis Irwin (left) presenting the award to Robert McCoy (middle), with Leanne Stroh (right).

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