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Burnaby residents to get Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals

Several Burnaby residents have been selected to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for their contributions to the community.

In a letter to city council, Burnaby-North MLA Richard Lee said Joe Finamore, Valley Bakery owner Jack Kuyer, Second World War veteran Gim Wong and Dr. Thomas Leung will receive their medals at a presentation on Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. in the community room of the McGill library branch, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby.

Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan recently said in a letter to council that several of his constituents were recipients of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals "for their significant contributions and achievements in making Burnaby better."

Those recipients are Antonia Beck, executive director of South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby Coun. Paul McDonell, Wanda Mulholland, community development coordinator of the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness, and Mahjobeh Badakhsh, a recent Byrne Creek secondary grad who has raised thousands of dollars for an orphanage in her native Afghanistan while raising awareness of human rights issues.

They will receive their medals at a ceremony in January 2013.

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