Two employees from the Drumheller Institution were awarded the Correctional Exemplary Service Medal in Ottawa on Saturday.
Mike Hanly, warden and Kris Kucher, works assistant, from the Drumheller Institution, were each awarded the 20 years of Correctional Exemplary Service Medal during the 25th Anniversary of the Correctional Exemplary Service Medal Ceremony.
The medal was created on June 11, 1984 to recognize employees of the Canadian Correctional Service (CSC) who served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. Recipients must have completed 20 years of full-time service, not necessarily continuous, with one or more of the correctional services in Canada.
As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of CSC, the crest has been re-registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority. It has not changed but has had its colours restored to the original pantones and has been once again signed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
The awards take place every year in the community of those being awarded, however to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Correctional Exemplary Service Medal, the ceremony took place on November 23 at the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa.
“It was a memorable location and a tremendous honour to be part of this,” said Mike Hanly.