Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church choirmaster Shahe Altounian was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for his years of dedicated service to the church. Altounian was nominated by Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian, Vicar and Parish Priest of the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church of Toronto.
The award ceremony was led by the Honorable John McKay, Member of Parliament and Privy Councillor, and took place in the reception hall of the Scarborough Guildwood Park. “Our heartfelt congratulations go to Mr. Shahe Altounian, his wife Maria, and son Daron,” read a part of a statement released by the church.
The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created to mark the seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms, including Canada, in 2022.