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Premier Honours ECMC Chairperson Masood Peracha with Diamond Jubilee Medal

November 30, 2012

The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, presided over the ceremony and reception, along with Premier Alison Redford to celebrate those who have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their communities and their country. All the recipients, including Masood Peracha, were chosen by Premier Redford.

In 2012, Canadians celebrated the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. It is only the second time in our country's history that we have marked such a milestone in the reign of a sovereign. 

In honour of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, a new commemorative medal was created to honour Her Majesty's service and the enduring relationship between Canada and the Crown, while acknowledging significant contributions by Canadians.

Throughout the year, 60,000 Canadians from across the country were recognized for outstanding public service, including more than 600 Albertans nominated by Premier Redford.
"It has been an honour to acknowledge the achievements of these accomplished Albertans. From educators to artists to community activists, leaders and volunteers, each recipient has an inspiring story," said Premier Redford.

Masood has been involved with Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities since its inception in January 2002, and since August 2008 has been at the helm of ECMC as its Chair.
He is also the co-Chair of Phoenix Multifaith Society of Edmonton and recently finished his term as the President of Audit and Control Association of Edmonton

Masood has played an active role in representing the Council through its Public Policy Committee.

Masood is a Certified Management Accountant as well as a Certified Management Consultant, Certified internal and Certified Information Systems Auditor and has an MBA from Athabasca university He was educated in the United Kingdom as well as in Canada

Masood has lived in Edmonton since 1981, with his wife Akhtari (Atti). They have two children, Tabinda and Omair and very new granddaughter Amelia.

The Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities congratulates Masood Peracha on being a a rceipient of Queen's Diamond Jubileee award for outstanding service to the community.


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