Sovereign's Medal ceremony to recognize Calgary and region volunteers

October 16, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24, Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 26 Albertans from Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Coaldale, Cochrane, Langdon and Strathmore. The medals are being presented on behalf of the Chancellery of Honours.

Media are invited to attend the Calgary ceremony. Due to space limitations public attendance is by invitation only. A list of recipients is available from the contact below.

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: McDougall Centre, 455, 6th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta

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. Medal program details

Media contact:

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