NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2017

EDMONTON – Senator Betty Unger is welcoming recommendations of outstanding Albertans to receive the Senate of Canada 150 medal.

Senate of Canada 150 Medal

The medal celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate on November 6, 1867 and was created to give an opportunity to recognize Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities.

“I was very pleased to be a part of the Senate Advisory Working Group which worked on the creation of this program and the design of the medal,” Unger said. “Canada’s 150th is a great opportunity to recognize some of the incredible Canadians whose contributions, volunteer efforts and dedication to their local communities help to make our country a better place to live.”

Members of the Senate Advisory Working Group at the Royal Canadian Mint for the first strike of the Senate of Canada 150 medal (l-r: Senator David Wells; Senator Serge Joyal; Senator Betty Unger; Senator George Furey, Speaker of the the Senate).

To be eligible for the Senate 150 Medal, a person must be thoroughly involved in their communities and, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their home town, community, region, province or territory a better place. They must also be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not necessarily reside in Canada. Additional eligibility details can be found at www.bettyunger.ca.

If you know of an outstanding Albertan who meets these criteria, you can go to www.bettyunger.ca to recommend them to receive a Senate of Canada 150 medal.

The deadline for nominee recommendations is August 15, 2017. Medals will be awarded in November.

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For More Information:

Betty Unger, Alberta Senator
613-996-7420

If you know of an outstanding Albertan who meets the specified criteria, whom you would like to recommend, please fill out the form below.

*NOTE: The deadline for nominee recommendations was August 15, 2017. Thank you to all who submitted recommendations.