Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
This medal has been awarded to Ken Hoeverman, President of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR), for his efforts while managing the Trails Infrastructure Stimulus funding from the National Trails Coalition in 2009/10.
Ken was able to raise over $1 million in matching cash funds in 30 days with 19 partner organizations and then managed these projects to thier completion by March 2010.
"This is a tremendous honour for me and I want to thank the counties, municipalities, and trail user groups that matched the funding assigned to the OFTR." Says Ken. "Our final total for all the projects was $2,082,804.
Finding the partners was made simpler due to our mandate of 'maintaining a trail network in Ontario for safe family use by off road motorcyclists, as well as any other good intentioned users'.
This gave us the flexibility to invest in the walking trails in Cardiff, a new trails education building in Limerick Forest, a new rail trail bridge in Simcoe County plus many more projects that were specific to Off Road Motorcycing".