FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are invited to submit nominations for the Order of New Brunswick.
It is the highest honour awarded by the Province of New Brunswick. Established in 2000, it honours and celebrates the achievements of New Brunswickers who have contributed to the economic, cultural and social development of the province. Since its inception, more than 170 individuals have been invested into the order.
The lieutenant-governor is chancellor of the order and invests new members during a ceremony held in the fall at Government House.
“Since becoming lieutenant-governor, I have been truly inspired to discover how many New Brunswickers are involved in activities that help make our communities better,” said Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy. “There are people among us with amazing talent, people who are very generous with their time, and people who have achieved great things. These people, who make us so proud, should be celebrated. A nomination for the Order of New Brunswick is a great way to recognize them.”
The nomination deadline is April 15 and recipients are announced on New Brunswick Day.
“It is important that we take the time to recognize the amazing people of this province,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “One of the greatest parts of my job is having an opportunity to meet the many New Brunswickers who have contributed so much to the province. I encourage all residents to nominate someone deserving of this prestigious honour.”
Any Canadian citizen who is a present or former long-term resident of New Brunswick is eligible for nomination. Individuals must have contributed significantly to the social, cultural or economic well-being of New Brunswick and its residents by demonstrating excellence and achievement in any given area.
More information on the order, submission of nominations, and members is available online.
This article was first featured on the Government of New Brunswick’s website and can be viewed at: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.02.0064.html