Lieutenant Governor to present Queen's medal to Edmonton area, Central and Northern Albertans

October 16, 2017

On Tuesday, October 17, Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 18 community leaders and volunteers from Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lamont/Fort Saskatchewan, Mayerthorpe, Red Deer, St. Albert, Stony Plain and Whitecourt.  There will also be one recipient from Calgary (see note below).

Media are invited to attend the Edmonton ceremony. Due to space limitations public attendance is by invitation only.

When

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Location

Government House

12845 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Note

The Lieutenant Governor will also be presenting the medal to recipients from Calgary and Southern Alberta at a ceremony in Calgary on Tuesday, October 24. One recipient from Calgary is attending the Edmonton ceremony on October 17 due to scheduling. Details for the Calgary ceremony are available from the contact below. An advisory for the Calgary event will be issued closer to the date.

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, the highest award for volunteers presented in Canada, recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians in a wide range of fields. It is an official honour created by the Crown and part of the Canadian Honours System. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award and builds on that award’s legacy and spirit by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers. About the Medal

Media enquiries

Janet Resta

Janet.resta@gov.ab.ca

780-919-5505

Communications Officer, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta