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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan)

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) is being created to celebrate the 70th anniversary year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Accession to the Throne, which began on February 6, 2022. The medal is a tangible way for the province of Saskatchewan to honour Her Majesty for her service to Canada. A total of 7,000 medals will be awarded at ceremonies held throughout the province during the Platinum Jubilee year. The medal program will be the focus of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Jubilee year commemorations.

Her Majesty The Queen approved the design of the medal in May 2022. Permission has been sought from the Office of the Governor General of Canada to have this medal included in the Order of Precedence with the other commemorative medals of the Canadian Honours System.

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1. Insignia

Platinum Jubilee Medal

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) is a circular medal 32 mm across, struck in copper and plated with nickel, and suspended from a ribbon using a new arrangement of the blue, red and white colours found on the other four medals issued during Her Majesty’s reign in 1953, 1977, 2002 and 2012. The blue represents Canada’s three seas, with the red and white being the national colours of Canada as taken from the National Flag and Royal Arms of Canada. The white is also a representation of platinum, and the medal commemorates the Platinum Jubilee.

The front (obverse) of the medal features the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with her Canadian Style and Title, also used for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. The back (reverse) of the medal bears the Saskatchewan Shield of Arms with the Queen’s Royal Cypher and dates of the reign at the top, separated by a pair of western red lilies (the provincial flower), and the phrase VIVAT REGINA (“Long live The Queen”) at the base.

Recipients also receive a certificate. The Lieutenant Governor or a designate will present the medal to recipients throughout the Jubilee year.

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2. Nomination Criteria and Process

Nomination Criteria

As with all previous Canadian commemorative medals, the criteria for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) is broad. Recipients should be of all ages, from all walks of life, provided that they have made a contribution to society.

Three minimum criteria for the medal recipients are:

  • They are a resident of Saskatchewan or have a link to Saskatchewan (at the time of the grant of the medal);
  • They have made a contribution to Canada, Saskatchewan, or to a particular region or community; and
  • They were alive on February 6, 2022, the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne.

Nomination Process

The Government of Saskatchewan is partnering with several organizations to ensure a wide distribution of medals across the province. Members of the Legislative Assembly will be given an allocation for their constituencies. Cities will receive an allocation directly. For smaller municipalities, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and New North – Saskatchewan Association of Northern Communities will administer nominations.

For those wishing to nominate a member of the public, please note the following:

  • Nominations to partners listed in the form below can begin anytime;
  • Nominators are encouraged to use the nomination form provided on this page;
  • Nominations must respect the three minimum criteria for medal recipients;
  • Partners will judge nominations based on achievement and merit, as well as inclusivity and the diversity of their communities;
  • Partners are being asked to select recipients from their regions. Members of the public should send a nomination to the MLA or partner organization in their community;
  • Self-nominations are discouraged and may be screened out;
  • The medal is for individuals. Organizations or groups cannot be nominated;
  • Nominations will be judged on their merits based on the information provided in the nomination form. Sending additional information is discouraged unless it is requested after the initial nomination has been received;
  • Medal ceremonies will begin in the fall. Program partners will be responsible for organizing presentation events. The public can expect to receive word of successful nominations closer to the beginning of medal presentation events; and
  • The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2022, unless otherwise noted by the partner group.

Other partner groups have been invited to participate in submitting nominations.

Questions concerning the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) program can be sent to honours@gov.sk.ca.

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