Bombers’ linebacker Adam Bighill receives Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for contribution to Manitoba

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ linebacker Adam Bighill has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the local Manitoba community.

The commemorative medal marks what would have been the 70th year in the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II and has been awarded in jurisdictions across the former British Empire. Manitoba is one of six Canadian provinces that have adopted the medal, with 1,000 prominent citizens being honoured for their contributions to their country, province, region or local communities.

Bighill, who recently signed a two-year contract extension to remain with the Bombers through 2024, has called Winnipeg home since 2018. He has since made 308 defensive tackles, 12 sacks, seven interceptions, six forced fumbles, and two touchdowns, leading the team to two Grey Cup victories and twice winning the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award.

The five-foot-ten, 219-pound defender is among the CFL’s most active players when it comes to community involvement and also serves as vice-president of the Canadian Football League Players Association. In his spare time, he works as an investment advisor with local firm Wellington-Altus.

The Montesano, Washington native was given his medal in a special ceremony by Premier Heather Stefanson, Lieutenant-Governor Anita Neville, and MLA Jon Reyes.