Metchosin mayor earns medal

Metchosin's John Ranns among the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal

MP Randall Garrison hands Metchosin Mayor John Ranns his Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

John Ranns’ Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal sits on his kitchen table, awaiting him to decide the perfect place for it.

“It came with a 15-page manual as to when you’ll have to wear it. I’ll have to refer to that,” the Metchosin mayor joked. “I was blown away, it’s a great honour. I never anticipated it.”

Ranns was acknowledged with the medal for his 25 years of service to the rural community and the rest of the capital region.

“The recognition I received was earned collectively by many good people in the community who have enabled us to achieve the success we have,” Ranns said.

MP Randall Garrison and Geoff Young, former Capital Regional District chair, awarded Ranns the honour at the Dec. 17 council along with the Metchosin fire department honour guard.

 

The medal was created to celebrate Elizabeth’s accession to the throne 60 years ago.

 

 

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