Diverse leaders to receive province's highest honour

Eight outstanding Albertans are set to join the ranks of the Alberta Order of Excellence this year in recognition of their diverse and longstanding contributions on the local, provincial, national and international stage.

“The Alberta Order of Excellence inductees for 2013 reflect the best traits the people of our province have to offer: innovation, determination and a deep-seeded commitment to serving others,” said His Honour, Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell. “I know that their stories and their many contributions will serve to inspire their fellow Albertans now and in the future.”

The new AOE members chosen for investiture in 2013 are:
Cpt. Douglas Eaglesham, Cayley (community service/youth programs, military, politics)
Dr. Roger Gibbins, Calgary (public service/public policy, advanced education)
Douglas O. Goss, Edmonton (business, community service)
Dr. George W. Govier, Calgary (energy, engineering)
James (Jim) Marshall, Medicine Hat (fine arts, culture/heritage)
Hon. Anne McLellan, Edmonton (politics, law, advanced education)
Catherine Roozen , Edmonton (business, health/community service)
Hon. Capt (N) William (Bill) Wilson, Calgary (military, community service)

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta serves as Chancellor of the Order. He will preside over the investiture ceremony in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 16. This will bring the total AOE membership to 132.

Biographies of the new members will be available closer to the investiture. More information about AOE is at www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/aoe/.



Media inquiries may be directed to:

Angus Watt
Chair, Alberta Order of Excellence Council

Janet Resta, Communications Officer
Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta