One of our very own received a very special honour last night. CKDO’s Terry Johnston was one of the local recipients of the Queen Elizabeth the II Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented at the Centennial Building. Finance Minister and Whitby Oshawa MP Jim Flaherty praised Johnston for being the voice of the community with CKDO these past 20 years, and also for being the master of ceremonies for numerous events, raising over $1.5 million dollars. His work with local charities includes Grandview Children’s Centre Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, MADD Durham and the United Way. 32 deserving local candidates were honoured with the award last night, which is given to those who have made a significant contribution to their country, province or community. The Diamond Jubilee Medal is in recognition of the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne.