AIA CANADA INVITES MEMBERS TO NOMINATE THOSE DESERVING OF THE DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL
February 24th, 2012, Ottawa – The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is honored to be one of only 11 professional economic groups in Canada invited to nominate individuals who do outstanding work to better the lives of those around them and make our country stronger. AIA Canada received 38 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to deserving individuals from the industry, and invites members to nominate those they deem « exceptional Canadians » to receive this honor.
"This is an incredible honor bestowed upon AIA Canada and the automotive aftermarket Industry by the Governor General of Canada. Our industry is filled with people who give their time and effort to causes dear to their hearts, " states AIA Canada President Marc Brazeau. "I was honored to attend the Inaugural Presentation of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond on February 6th, 2012 at Rideau Hall and witness 60 Canadians from across the country and various walks of life receive this prestigious medal from Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper."
(left) Maureen Shaw, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Retired President and CEO Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) (right) Marc Brazeau, President of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada pictured together at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
To ensure that the awarding of this national honour is done in a broad and inclusive manner, governmental and non-governmental partner organizations, such as AIA Canada, have been identified to nominate candidates from their community or organization.
Members may forward suggestions for nominations to AIA President, Marc Brazeau: Marc.Brazeau@aiacanada.com with the subject line Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Nomination. For further information on the nomination process, timeline and eligibility, click here.
About AIA Canada The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is a $18.49 billion industry that employs more than 420,200 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment. AIA represents manufacturers, re-builders, manufacturers agents, warehouse distributors, national distributors, buying groups, wholesalers, machine shops, retailers, and through its councils, the interests of collision repair shops and automotive service and repair outlets. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. Visit us on the web at www.aiacanada.com.
For more information, please contact:
Kina Leclair Senior Communications Coordinator AIA Canada 1272 Wellington Street West Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A7 800-808-2920, ext 233 Kina.Leclair@aiacanada.com