Several Williams Lake and area residents have been presented with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals in recent weeks.
Rudy Johnson, a former Williams Lake rancher and an all around Cariboo entrepreneur received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in Kamloops in January.
Johnson built the famous Rudy Johnson bridge in the 1960s which is still in use today at Soda Creek.
Cariboo rancher, photographer, writer and columnist Liz Twan received her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in Vancouver last month in Vancouver.
Twan’s articles can be found in the Tribune and in magazines such as Canadian Cowboy Country, Beef in BC, and Country Life.
Sue Digney, a Girl Guides of Canada leader in Williams Lake, was one of 30 members of Girl Guides of Canada to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal in late 2012.
Many other Williams Lake and area residents have received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals this year and during last year to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary as head of state for Canada.