Two Winnipeg recipients will be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today in Ottawa.
Robert Lunney, a retired police chief with over 40 years of service, worked with the RCMP, and was the chief of police in Edmonton from 1974 to 1987. From March 1987 to March 1990, he was the commissioner of Protection, Parks and Culture with the City of Winnipeg. Lunney is currently president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Timmy Sharma is a Winnipeg school teacher who works mainly with adolescent parents from First Nations. She is also an active volunteer for the breast cancer, juvenile diabetes and multiple sclerosis organizations.
Both Lunney and Sharma will receive their medals from Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall. A total of 60 recipients from across Canada are being recognized at the service.