Queen’s Jubilee Medals handed out to 25 people at CEMA’s Season’s Dinner 2012

January 26, 2015

[Slideshow Photographs by Shlomi Amiga]


Copy of a press release issued by the Senator’s office after CEMA’s annual season’s dinner held on Nov. 30, 2012, at the St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonial Banquet Hall in Toronto.

TORONTO, December 04, 2012 – The Canadian Ethnic Media Association, a proud partner organization of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee, celebrated 25 outstanding Canadians at its annual Season’s Gala [on Nov. 30, 2012]. Senator Asha Seth presented 25 Diamond Jubilee Medals to distinguished journalist, authors, editors, and other notables of the Canadian Ethnic media including Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation founder Irene Chu and community advocate Amy Tjen. In attendance were conservative MP Mark Adler and CEMA chair and OMNI TV president, Madeline Ziniak.

“We Canadians are lucky to receive our media coverage from people as diverse as the stories they cover. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Jason Kenney have done an extraordinary job at ensuring that the ethnic media of Canada is front and center at every turn,” expressed Senator Seth. The Canadian Ethnic Media Association works to recognize working ethnic journalist as well as publishers and producers. “Duty, determination, and quiet dignity are characteristics that define of our leaders, and today they define these men and women,” said Senator Asha Seth in support of CEMA’s commitment to principles of Canadian citizenship, multiculturalism and the right of free expression. To learn more about the Canadian Ethnic Media Association please visit -30-