PO Box 74527
Peter Czink Receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
A new commemorative medal was
created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada,
and is awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to
a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or
an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.
Peter Czink is considered one of the hardest working
volunteers in the Hungarian-Canadian community, serving both the old and
new generations alike. He devotes all of his spare time and considerable
expertise, not only working for the Hungarian culture and community, but
also raising international awareness of the history and traditions of
the people of Hungary and of Hungarian immigrants.
He is the founder and editor of the New Hungarian
Voice, Canada’s only English language Hungarian cultural publication, as
well as the Magyar Front – the English language Hungarian military
history journal with subscribers worldwide. A passionate and outspoken
Canadian, Peter uses his experience with his own ethnic community to
help others embrace and promote our diversity, continuously illustrating
how getting to know the traditions and customs of all peoples
immeasurably enrich us all.
His tireless work, which includes both popularly and
academically acclaimed writing, publishing, research, and historical
exhibitions, ensures that the Canadian offspring of Hungarian immigrants
(and all English speaking peoples) have access to their culture in their
own language. He also skilfully uses Hungary’s thousand-year-old history
to promote peace and tolerance, and raises awareness of the
contributions of Jewish-Hungarian veterans to ensure the restoration of
the rights and dignity of their families (in Canada and abroad) who
suffered during the first half of the 20th Century.
There is no end to Peter’s plans for promoting his
beloved culture and heritage – and it’s his highest hope to make sure
that the Hungarian-Canadian experience will always have a place in the
precious multicultural mosaic of Canada.