November 9, 2012

Canada’s No. 1 singles player Milos Raonic was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Friday, recognizing the 21-year-old for his contributions to his local community and to Canada.

The medal was presented to the ATP World Tour’s No. 13-ranked player by his hometown Member of Provincial Parliament, Peter Shurman of Thornhill, Ont. Raonic is one of 14 Thornhill residents who received the honour, with the other 13 individuals celebrated at an earlier ceremony in June while Raonic was competing at Wimbledon.

“Thornhill is a richly diverse community and obviously the home to some of Canada’s top athletes,” Shurman said. “Milos has battled his way to becoming one of Canada’s highest rated tennis players in history and is an example of hard work and commitment that youth in Thornhill, Ontario and all of Canada can look up to.”

The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending the throne as Queen of Canada and honours Her Majesty’s service to the country. The medals are bestowed on those who have made their own special contributions to the community and Canada as a whole.

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