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Alberta innovators, community leaders to receive province’s top honour

Eight Albertans will become members of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2015.  The Alberta Order of Excellence is the province’s highest honour a citizen can receive and is an official part of the Canadian Honours System.

“These great Albertans have led the way in building our province. In addition to setting a standard of excellence in their respective fields of endeavour, they have inspired us all with their sterling citizenship and unwavering commitment to community service.”

Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell

“Through these honours, we are reminded that one person has the power to create meaningful change. It is this spirit that leads Albertans to achieve great things, and gives me great optimism for the future of the province.”

Premier Rachel Notley

The Alberta Order of Excellence members to be invested in 2015 are:

  • David Bissett, Calgary
  • Jack Donald, Red Deer
  • Janice Eisenhauer, Calgary
  • Dennis Erker, Edmonton
  • Fil Fraser, Edmonton
  • Stan Grad, Airdrie
  • Jacob Masliyah, Edmonton
  • Frits Pannekoek, Calgary

The investiture ceremony will be held in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 14. This will bring the total membership of the Alberta Order of Excellence to 148.

Biographies of the new members will be available closer to the investiture. 

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