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THE ORDER OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND is the highest honour the Province can bestow. It is the giving of public recognition to individual Islanders whose efforts and accomplishments truly have been exemplary. There are many citizens who make remarkable contributions to the social, economic and cultural life of our province and its people, and the Order of Prince Edward Island is a unique opportunity to honour them.
The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is Chancellor of the Order of Prince Edward Island and confers the honour on not more than 3 people in an annual ceremony at Government House. The public nominates deserving individuals. An independent Advisory Council considers each nomination and makes final recommendations to the Premier as President of Executive Council.
Who is Eligible to be Considered for Investiture in the Order?
Anyone presently living in Prince Edward Island, or former long-term residents of the province, is eligible to be considered for investiture in the Order. Elected federal, provincial or municipal representatives and members of the judiciary are not eligible for nomination while still holding office. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.
A list of previous recipients is available.
Can I Nominate Someone?
Nominations are received throughout the year, up until the annual deadline for the particular year.
Should I Nominate Someone?
The Order of Prince Edward Island has been established as a way of encouraging and acknowledging the outstanding achievements of individual citizens of the province. It is a special act of appreciation to nominate someone you believe is deserving of such an honour.
What Does the Recipient Receive?
Who Makes up the Advisory Council?
The Advisory Council, which reviews nominations and recommends the names of honour recipients, is comprised of the following people:
Leone Bagnall, CM
Clerk of the Executive Council
The Honourable Norman H. Carruthers
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
H. Wade MacLauchlan
President of the University of Prince Edward Island
For more information...
For more information or to request nomination forms, please contact Charles MacKay, telephone (902) 368-5970, or write:
Order of Prince Edward Island
P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
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