OTTAWA (ISN) – On May 21st, three-time Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Dixon was presented with a special medal during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Whitehorse, Yukon to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign.
Unlike the many gold medals she collected over the span of her elite swimming career, this medal was presented to her in recognition of her significant contributions to the community.
Premier Darrell Pasloski was joined at theGovernment of Yukon Administration Building in Whitehorse by Commissioner Doug Phillips, Senator Daniel Lang, commemorative Diamond Jubilee medal recipients and guests.
“Stephanie is a well-respected swim coach with the Glacier Bears Swim Club and a role model for youth,” said Premier Pasloski in a statement.
“She is known for the quality person she is, the leadership she brings and the positive role model she has become.”
“We are extremely proud of Stephanie for her accomplishment as a swimmer and now as a coach in Whitehorse,” said Pierre Lafontaine, CEO of Swimming Canada.
“It’s exciting to see that Stephanie as grown to become a World-class champion and now a strong community leader.”
Dixon has had a very successful swimming career and has competed in a number of Paralympic games. She has several medals and World records to her credit.