The province is asking people to nominate, or re-nominate, candidates for Nova Scotia’s highest honour.
The deadline for Order of Nova Scotia nominations is Friday, March 20. Members are invested for making significant and lasting contributions to their community.
“Honours are a tangible way to recognize those who strive for excellence, who strengthen the foundations of our communities and who ultimately make our province a better place for everyone,” said Lt.
-Gov. J.J. Grant. “I encourage Nova Scotians to nominate individuals who inspire us to reach greater heights, for this prestigious honour.”
Since it was created in 2001, 77 recipients have been invested into the Order, including five last year.
“The Order of Nova Scotia recognizes those whose hard work, talent and creativity so enrich our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It is a symbol of respect and gratitude from their fellow Nova Scotians and a recognition of their dedication and achievement.”
Past recipient Walter Borden of New Glasgow was invested in 2014. He is an acclaimed poet, playwright, actor, community leader and social activist.
“The most profound validation of the good that one strives to do in one’s lifetime comes from those among whom he or she was born, and who were instrumental in the preliminary shaping of the adult they became,” said Mr. Borden. “Such a validation is manifested through the presentation of the Order of Nova Scotia to a recipient — a symbolic arm around the shoulder and a grateful thank you for a job well done.
“Making this once-in-a-lifetime experience a most beautiful memory begins with someone taking the time to nominate an individual who you believe should be accorded this singular honour.”
Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, Province House, offices of members of the legislative assembly, Nova Scotia members of Parliament and the Senate, and municipal offices.
People re-nominating, can submit a photocopy of the previous nomination package, with a new nomination form.
For more information, contact the Protocol Office at 902-424-2467, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.novascotia.ca/iga/order.asp .