Creation of the Platinum Jubilee Medal, Nova Scotia
Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc announced the establishment of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Nova Scotia) today, March 30.
The medal program marks the unprecedented 70 anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952 and honours significant contributions and achievements by Nova Scotians.
“The Queen has exemplified the true meaning of public service. The Platinum Jubilee Medal program is a welcome opportunity to celebrate outstanding Nova Scotians who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service, community and country, particularly during the pandemic,” said Lt-Gov. LeBlanc.
Five thousand medals will be awarded across the province through 5 February 2023.
“Nova Scotians make a difference in their communities every day through countless acts of public service, kindness and volunteerism. Honouring the Queen’s historic legacy in this way provides an opportunity to meaningfully recognize those contributions, mark our many cultural ties to the monarchy and celebrate the call to service that is a hallmark of our way of life in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Tim Houston.
The Department of Intergovernmental Affairs’ Protocol and Honours Secretariat, in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor, administered the program, which concluded on 5 February 2023.