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Mark’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Last night Wendy and I watched Mark be presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for service at the Delta Bessborough downtown.  Several months ago our local MLA Cam Broten nominated Mark for the award and he was accepted based on his service first at the Salvation Army and later at The Lighthouse.  Mark has served meals, cleaned up coffee houses, dumped soup all over himself, cleaned that up, and even helped me combat bed bugs.  He has grown up around shelters and has never hesitated to do anything anyone has asked him to do. 

Mark Cooper's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Last night, the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lt. Governor of Saskatchewan presented Mark with his medal in a fairly informal ceremony.  After the ceremony there was a reception and then on the way home we decided to stop by for a bite to eat where I took this photo. 

So yeah, Wendy and I are really, really proud of him.

Off to see the Royals


A couple of months ago I got a note from our MLA, Cam Broten who knew that Mark did a fair amount of volunteering with me at The Salvation Army and now at The Lighthouse whenever I have a task that needs to be done.  Cam nominated Mark to win a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.  A week or so ago this arrived in the mail inviting Mark to the Saskatchewan Legislative buildings to meet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in a ceremony and tea.  Tomorrow morning we will be driving down to Regina so that Mark and Wendy can be a part of the ceremony.  Yes I said, Wendy as Mark only gets one guest and I am not it.  Wendy would prefer that I go as she is nervous about it but I saw the Duke and (then) Duchess of York in 1989 in Saskatoon and I thought she would enjoy it.

Sadly I couldn’t even get into the Legislature as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are apparently a really big deal so I have a couple of hours to kill in Regina by myself while Mark and Wendy are living it up.