Province Unveils Design for Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal
CANADA, June 2 – Aired June 2, 2022
The Government of Saskatchewan today unveiled the design for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) after receiving Her Majesty’s approval of the design at Buckingham Palace in London.
The commemorative medal celebrates the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.
“As the Commonwealth celebrates Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee around the world over the next week, I am proud to unveil the design of the Provincial Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal,” said the first. Minister Scott Moe. “This commemorative medal allows us to recognize the service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II while recognizing the service of the people of Saskatchewan who have made a contribution to their communities.”
The medal features the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with her Canadian style and title on the front. The reverse of the medal features the coat of arms of Saskatchewan, separated by a pair of red western lilies (the provincial flower). The medal hangs from a new arrangement of the blue, red and white ribbon used for Coronation and Jubilee Medals issued throughout the Queen’s reign.
A total of 7,000 medals will be presented during the Platinum Jubilee year, which ends February 5, 2023. The Government of Saskatchewan will partner with several organizations to distribute the medals to recipients across the province who have makes contributions to Canada, to Saskatchewan or to a particular region or community. Members of the Legislative Assembly will receive an allowance for their constituencies, and cities, SUMA, SARM and New North have also been invited to participate in the program.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is the international celebration marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the thrones of seven countries, including Canada, on February 6, 1952. She is the first modern-day monarch of the Canada to celebrate a platinum jubilee. . During her reign, the Queen visited Saskatchewan five times, including in 2005 for the province’s centennial.
For more information on the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/honoursawards.
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