Anne Cooper

Anne Cooper awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Retiring Revelstoke School District Anne Cooper was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Victoria.

Anne Cooper, the soon-to-be-retired of the Revelstoke School District, received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Victoria on Thursday.

” I was truly honored by my nomination  by the Minister of Education from among the thousands of outstanding educators in this province,” Cooper said. “I send my sincerest thanks to Minister McRae, Speaker Barisoff, former Minister Abbott  and Deputy Minister Gorman for the kind and gracious hospitality Bob (Cooper’s husband) and I received on Thursday. “

Cooper received the honour along with two other educators – Laura Verhoeven, a sustainable resource class at the Metchosin Technical Centre of Pacific Secondary school in the Sooke school district, and Steve Cardwell, the superintendent of the Vancouver School District.

“Anne, Laura and Steve epitomize the sacrifice and dedication the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal represents, and I am very honoured to present them this award,” said McRae. “Their contributions to our education system have been phenomenal, and I thank them for their service.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Local Food Initiative wants public feedback for possible Garden Tour

Survey suggests some people are concerned about the RCMP, after last year’s tour

MP Morrison pushes for accountability following federal fiscal update

Kootenay-Columbia parliamentarian says it is time to restart the economy

UPDATED: Interior Health to add 495 long-term seniors care beds

Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton to receive new facilities

Updated: Revelstoke RCMP searching Columbia River for possible body

Three boats and a helicopter searched the river and the shoreline in the area

Revelstoke Save-On-Foods compaign raised almost $2,000 for food bank

The grocery chain raised $300,000 for food banks across western Canada

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

Summerland approves solar project

Despite community opposition, council voted 4-3 for Cartwright Mountain location

Police search for suspect in assault on woman in downtown Kelowna

Kelowna police received a report a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man on July 12

‘Trauma equals addiction’ – why some seek solace in illicit substances

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Two positive COVID-19 cases at Oliver farm

The risk of exposure to the general public related to this farm is considered to be low

Oliver Town Hall closed to public as staffer displays COVID-19 symptoms

One staff member at Oliver Town Hall is being tested for coronavirus

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

Most Read