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Five New Recipients for The 2022 Order Of Nova Scotia

By Caitlin Snow Dec 12, 2022 | 11:59 AM

Dr. Robert Strang; contributed Communications NS

There are five new recipients for the 2022 Order of Nova Scotia.

“It is my great pleasure to appoint five exemplary citizens to the Order of Nova Scotia,” said Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc. “Their service and contributions have made long-lasting impressions on our historic record, cultural identity, economy and well-being. I thank each appointee for outstanding dedication to their professions and communities.”

The 2022 recipients of the Order of Nova Scotia are:
— retired colonel John Boileau, Bedford: author, historian; recognized for championing Nova Scotia’s rich history
— Kenzie MacNeil, Sydney: posthumously recognized for outstanding contributions to the arts through theatre and music, including his song The Island
— Rustum Southwell, Halifax: business leader and founding executive director of the Black Business Initiative; recognized for creating mentorship and professional opportunities for African Nova Scotians
— Dr. Robert Strang, Fall River: Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health; recognized for leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and contributions to the health field
— Hope Swinimer, Seaforth: founder and Director of Hope for Wildlife; recognized for her work with wildlife rehabilitation and service to the natural environment.

The award is for Nova Scotian’s who have made significant contributions to the province in a wide range of fields from Public Health to Business mentorship.

A ceremony will be held early next year at the Government House where Lt Governover LeBlanc will present the recipients with their appointment scroll and insignia.


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