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The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) was created to celebrate the 70th anniversary year of Her late 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 late Majesty for her service to Canada. A total of 7,000 medals will be awarded to deserving citizens.
Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II approved the design of the medal in May 2022. The Office of the Governor General of Canada approved the inclusion of the medal in the Order of Precedence with the other commemorative medals of the Canadian Honours System in November 2022.
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.
As with all previous Canadian commemorative medals, the criteria for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) is broad. Recipients are 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:
The public nomination process has ended. The Government of Saskatchewan has partnered with several organizations to ensure a wide distribution of medals across the province. Members of the Legislative Assembly were given an allocation for their constituencies. Cities received 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 administered nominations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order in Council P.C. 2002-1192, signed by the Governor General of Canada on November 3, 2022, authorizes the wear of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan). With the signing of the instrument, the medal is entered into the Canadian Honours System.
The medal is entered onto the order of precedence in the Canadian Honours System after all the medals under the heading Other Medals. The order of precedence can be found on the Governor General's website.
For practical purposes in Saskatchewan, this places the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) after the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and before the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal. The Order of Precedence for Saskatchewan’s Honours is:
Below are some examples of how the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) should be mounted with other medals.
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