Borys awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
Stephen Borys, executive director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, has been named a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his revitalization of Canada’s oldest civic art gallery.
Credited among other things with restoring the Rooftop Sculpture Garden and Penthouse level to its original modernist design and spearheading the WAG’s award-winning rebrand and website, the Winnipeg-born Borys will receive the new commemorative medal at the kick-off of WAG’s Centennial Birthday Party on Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m.
“He has worked tirelessly in promoting the WAG’s 100th Birthday Celebration and in making it available and accessible to all Manitobans,” said MP Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre) of the award.
The medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada and honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
“I am truly honoured to be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and I accept it on behalf of the entire WAG staff who share this honour,” says Borys. “At the WAG, we work hard to communicate and support the important role that art plays in our daily lives, work, and society.”