Alberta Centennial Medal
|Alberta Centennial Medal|
Obverse of the Alberta Centennial Medal
|Awarded by The Government of Alberta|
|Eligibility||Citizens of Canada that reside in, or have resided in, Alberta|
|Awarded for||"significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their community and to Alberta"|
|Established||24 March 2005|
|Total awarded||Approximately 8000|
|Next (higher)||Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan|
|Next (lower)||None as of 2 December 2008|
Ribbon bar of the medal
This medal is meant to pay tribute to Albertans whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens, their community and their province.
The medal could be awarded to living men, women and youth who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their community and to Alberta, and were Canadian citizens that had resided in Alberta.
Approximately 8,000 medals were awarded to outstanding Albertans. Representatives from provincial organizations, governments and other groups were asked to make the nominations. Only nominations submitted by these nominating partners were accepted.
The medal’s simple design features Alberta’s coat of arms and “Alberta Centennial 1905–2005” on the front and shield of the arms and “Honouring Outstanding Albertans” on the back. It is cast in bronze and plated in gold.
The colours of the medal’s ribbon symbolize Alberta’s spirit and strengths. Blue and gold, Alberta’s provincial colours are most prominent in the ribbon. All the colours in the ribbon are taken from Alberta’s official emblems and heraldry. They are :
- Blue: clear skies and sparkling lakes
- Gold: wheat fields and resource wealth
- Green: forests
- White: mountains
- Pink: wild rose
The Alberta Centennial Medal is included in the Canadian order of precedence of orders, decorations and medals and may be mounted and worn with other official honours.
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- McCreery, Christopher (2012), Commemorative Medals of The Queen’s Reign in Canada, Dundurn Press, ISBN 978-1-4597-0756-6