MONTREAL – His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada presented Freestyle Ski Olympic champion, Jennifer Heil, with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Montreal Tuesday. Heil won the first gold medal for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

“It’s obviously a huge honour to receive this medal,” said the three-time Olympian. “At the end of the day, I’m just a very proud Canadian. I’ve been given a tremendous opportunity from my community, province and country. I’m very proud to receive this and all that it represents.”

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Two-time Olympic medallist Jennifer Heil shares inspiration with children before being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada at an event in Montreal November 27, 2012.
COC photo by Marcia Seebaran

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Two-time Olympic medallist Jennifer Heil chats with by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada after being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at an event in Montreal November 27, 2012.
COC photo by Marcia Seebaran

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Two-time Olympic medallist Jennifer Heil poses with by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada after being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at an event in Montreal November 27, 2012.
COC photo by Marcia Seebaran

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Two-time Olympic medallist Jennifer Heil discuses her Olympic experience with children after being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada at an event in Montreal November 27, 2012.
COC photo by Marcia Seebaran

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