Alberta Centennial Medal

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Alberta Centennial Medal
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Obverse of the Alberta Centennial Medal
Awarded by The Government of Alberta
TypeMedal
EligibilityCitizens of Canada that reside in, or have resided in, Alberta
Awarded for"significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their community and to Alberta"
Statistics
Established24 March 2005[1]
Total awardedApproximately 8000[1]
Precedence
Next (higher)Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan
Next (lower)None as of 2 December 2008
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Ribbon bar of the medal

The Alberta Centennial Medal is a commemorative medal celebrating Alberta's first 100 years of participating in Canadian Confederation.[2]

History[edit]

In 2005, the Alberta Centennial Medal Act established the Alberta Centennial Medal.[2][3][4]

Purpose[edit]

The Alberta Centennial Medal Act established a process to award medals to outstanding Albertans who have made a significant contribution to society and to honour their contributions.[2][3]

Eligibility[edit]

The medal can 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 have been 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 following people received the Alberta Centennial Medal:[5][6]

Design[edit]

The medal's simple design features Alberta's coat of arms and the wordind "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.[7]

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 decorations and medals and may be mounted and worn with other official honours.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McCreery, Christopher (2012). Commemorative medals of the Queen's reign in Canada, 1952-2012. Toronto: Dundurn Press. p. 128. ISBN 9781459707566.
  2. ^ a b c Alberta Centennial Medal Act
  3. ^ a b Bill 2: Alberta Centennial Medal Act (Mar)
  4. ^ History in the making
  5. ^ Alberta Centennial Medal and Coins: brief overview
  6. ^ https://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/cfcms/default/news-archive/decorated-peacekeeper-to-become-alberta-s-17th-lieutenant-governor/
  7. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/speaker/news051124.htm

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