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Current Awards:  Victoria Cross OMM/MMM MSM (Cdn) MiD    
Former Awards: Imp.Honours & Foreign DSO MC DCM MSM (Brit) MM 
Service Awards: United Nations NATO Foreign Volunteer Long  
Commemoratives: Confederation Jubilee Provincial      

Alberta Centennial Commemoratives

ribbonalberta100.gif (1287 bytes) 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 Ribbon
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

At right, Lieutenant Governor Norman L. Kwong with Second Lieutenant Gavin S. Mills, holding his award.

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Two Calgary Highlanders received this award from Lieutenant Governor Norman L. Kwong on 8 November 2005:

Captain Fiona McLean
Second Lieutenant Gavin Mills

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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 Downey
Sergeant Dennis Russell
Corporal Michael Dorosh

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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)

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