Jorie Sawatzky receives Diamond Jubilee Award
Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen and wife Kim were pleased to present a Diamond Jubilee Medal to Steinbach resident Jorie Sawatzky at a ceremony in Steinbach last week.
Mrs. Sawatzky is currently President of the Steinbach Mabuhay Wagon which is a welcome wagon for new families arriving to the region from the Philippines. She was also a key member in starting the Southeast Manitoba Filipino Association which represents Filipino-Canadian families in the area.
Goertzen noted at the ceremony that the growing Filipino community have been a welcome addition to Steinbach and the region and noted that Jorie was a key person in ensuring these new residents are quickly able to contribute and adapt to their new home.
A limited number of Diamond Jubilee medals are being awarded this year to Canadians who have bettered their communities, province and country in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II 60th year as Queen of Canada.