The Lieutenant Governor welcomes new members to Alberta Order of Excellence

Outstanding Albertans were recognized today with the highest honour the province has to offer its citizens. They were invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence for their lifelong dedication to serving the province, the nation and people in need around the world.

The ceremony, held at Government House in Edmonton and presided over by His Honour, Col (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, highlighted the contributions of Robert Hironaka (Lethbridge), Roger Jackson (Calgary), Irving Kipnes (Edmonton), Griffin Lloyd (Calgary), Preston Manning (Calgary), Robert Westbury (Edmonton) and Rosaleen Zdunich (Edmonton). Ronald Southern (Calgary) has been selected for investiture in 2012 but was unable to attend the ceremony and will be invested later this year.

“It’s always inspiring to learn about the work of AOE members and to know that their stories of service and citizenship are being preserved by the Order,” said Lieutenant Governor Ethell. “They have changed their communities and the lives of their fellow Canadians for the better and they stand as sterling examples of the power we all hold to foster positive change in the world around us.”

Biographies and video profiles of the new members are at The site also offers general information about the Order, including details on how to submit a nomination.



For more information, contact:

Angus Watt
Chair, Alberta Order of Excellence Council

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