Bo­rys awarded Queen’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.”

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