||The Alberta Centennial Medal
|The Alberta Centennial Medal celebrated
Alberta’s first 100 years by paying tribute to Albertans whose
achievements benefited their fellow citizens, their community and their
province. To ensure that the medal was inclusive and recognized a
diversity of contributions, the criteria for nominations were broad. The
medal could be awarded to living men, women and youth who:
* made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their
community and to Alberta, and
* were Canadian citizens that resided in, or have resided in, Alberta.
Approximately 8,000 medals were awarded to outstanding Albertans.
Representatives from provincial organizations, governments and other
groups were asked to make nominations.
The colours of the medal’s ribbon symbolize Alberta’s spirit and
strengths. Blue and gold, Alberta’s provincial colours are most
prominent in the ribbon. All the colours in the ribbon are taken from
Alberta’s official emblems and heraldry.
Blue - clear skies and sparkling lakes
Gold - wheat fields and resource wealth
Green - forests
White - mountains
Pink - wild rose
right, Lieutenant Governor Norman L. Kwong with Second Lieutenant Gavin
S. Mills, holding his award.
Two Calgary Highlanders received
this award from Lieutenant Governor Norman L. Kwong on 8 November 2005:
Captain Fiona McLean
Second Lieutenant Gavin Mills
Captain Fiona McLean,
retired Major Dick Westbury, and Second Lieutenant Gavin Mills
on 8 November 2005.
Three Calgary Highlanders also
received this award at the Men's Christmas Dinner on 17 December 2005:
Warrant Officer Gerald
Sergeant Dennis Russell
Corporal Michael Dorosh
Also presented the award at
seperate ceremonies were
Lieutenant Colonel F. Lee Villiger
(Staff, 41st Canadian Brigade Group)
Chief Warrant Officer Kent Griffiths (Brigade RSM, 41 Canadian Brigade Group)