Second Queen's Jubilee Medal Awarded to Peter Nygard

Former Lieutenant-Governor Pearl McGonigal and Senator Rod Zimmer presented fashion designer Peter Nygard with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

This is the second time Queen Elizabeth II has bestowed this prestigious honour on Peter Nygard. In 2003 Queen Elizabeth awarded her Golden Jubilee medal to Peter Nygard as someone who, during her reign “helped create the Canada of today, and to recognize Mr. Nygård for outstanding and exemplary achievement to Canada as a whole”. The fashion mogul is the Founder & Chairman of Nygard, Canada’s largest ladies’ wear manufacturer, and is a pioneer in the Canadian Fashion Industry.

Nygard utilizes his wide breadth of influence to support the cause closest to his heart: breast cancer research. Through $2-million-a-year donations, the creation of an endowment fund at CancerCare Manitoba and a myriad of fundraisers to find a cure, Nygård has shown the world that the greatest wealth is giving back.