Congratulations to Kaillie Humphries for Receiving Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
February 26, 2013
TORONTO–Kaillie Humphries returned home from a historic season where she captured the overall World Cup title on the elite women’s bobsleigh circuit to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Humphries was nominated to receive the recognition by Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization the Olympic and two-time World Champion is actively involved with that works to create a healthier and safer world for children through the power of sport and play.
“To receive such a prestigious award is beyond words. It is a great honour to receive this medal on behalf of the Canadian Governement and Right to Play,” said Humphries, who is one of only 60,000 people across the country to receive the honour.
“When your Dream and passion is to represent your country on the world’s stage, and in doing so comes a life filled with play, we are very fortunate as athletes in Canada to make those dreams a reality,” added Humphries. “Not every child has this right, nor do they get the opportunity. Sport and play are vital to every child's development. I believe thru play we can create a better world for tomorrow.”
Humphries received the award during a ceremony in Toronto.