Each year, a group of individuals is recognized for their outstanding contributions to the province by receiving the Order of Nova Scotia. Past recipients have come from all walks of life, from all corners of the province and nominations are now being accepted for this year’s ceremony.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 16.
“As the province’s highest honour, I encourage our citizens to nominate their fellow Nova Scotians who through their tremendous efforts have improved the lives of others, or who have excelled in their respective fields,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia. “Appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia is a wonderful opportunity to recognize such worthy individuals.”
Since its creation in 2001, 93 recipients have been invested into the order, including nine posthumously.
“The Order of Nova Scotia is an opportunity to recognize those who contribute so strongly to the fabric of our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This honour shines a light on those who go above and beyond to enrich the lives of Nova Scotians and make Nova Scotia a better place.”
Bradford Barton of Dartmouth was invested into the order in 2017. Mr. Barton, who spent his professional career as a teacher and leader in the education system, was recognized for efforts to make Nova Scotia a more vibrant and equitable province.
“For me personally, to be recognized as an African Nova Scotian was an incredible honour. It has been my life’s work to advocate for youth from my community and as an educator to create an environment for all students to succeed,” said Mr. Barton.
Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, Province House in Halifax, MLA and MP offices in Nova Scotia, municipal offices, and online at www.novascotia.ca/orderofnovascotia.
Nominations will be accepted by mail, fax, or email. Those wishing to renominate someone 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.novascotia.ca/orderofnovascotia.