Alberta Centennial Medal and Coins: brief overview

Celebrating the 100 years of Alberta confederation the Alberta Centennial Medal was released. The best part of the medal is that it is awarded to the Albertans that have contributed to the society and therefore it is regarded as a highly decorated medal. Whether the service has been performed at the provincial level or at the city level the person can be nominated for it. Whether the citizens have resided in Alberta still they can be nominated for the medal. The medal was first of all awarded on 24th March 2005 and to this date, about 8000 people have received this award. From provincial organizations to the members of parliament the medal is awarded to the people from all walks of life. The cast of the medal is bronze and it is gold plated.

Some recipients of Alberta Centennial Medal

Following are some of the recipients of the Alberta Centennial Medal that have contributed to the province, its economy or fellow citizens.

Tom Jackson

He is regarded as one of the best actors of Alberta. Born in October 1948 his philanthropist work earned him Alberta Centennial Medal. He has worked extensively for the fellow Albertans and this has garnered for him highly positive reviews from the society. For his work, he was awarded an honor of being the officer of the Order of Canada. He has also received honors from several Canadian universities. His charitable efforts are the best of all and therefore he is highly regarded by the community for it. He is one of the first recipients of the Alberta Centennial Medal.

Pierre St Amand

As a Lieutenant General of Royal Canadian Air Force Pierre has worked tirelessly to make sure that the Canadian air boundaries are protected. He has been the director of operations of NORAD command and has headed the 441 flight squadron. For his extensive work in the field of defense, he has been awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in May 2009. His humanitarian works are simply superb and he has been awarded several international awards as well. In 2010 Pakistani Floods he also led the NATO military operations and therefore received several military awards from the country.

Ziad Aboultaif

As a successful businessman and the member of several community organizations, Ziad has led many Albertans to the highly positive lives. He has traveled all over the world to make sure that the investment is directed to Canada especially Alberta. His work has created many job opportunities and thereby earning him Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 which makes him one of the initial recipients.

Alberta Centennial Coins

With the Alberta Centennial Medal, the Alberta Centennial Coins were also launched to commemorate the Confederation of Alberta 1905. The Alberta Centennial Coins were created for the students of the province and this step of the provincial government was highly appreciated. The best part of the Alberta Centennial Coins is that currently each and every student from the Alberta public schools belonging to the 2005 batch is the recipient of the gold. It was awarded in the small velvet bag with a slip of paper.

Popular attractions in Alberta: tourist guide

Located in Western Canada and has a lot to offer. It is also one of the three prairie provinces of the country. Alberta is known all over the world for scenic attractions and people visit in millions each year to spend the best time their life. Edmonton is the capital of the province and the Calgary is the largest city. With hundreds and thousands of attractions in the region the province is widely known as the best place to visit in Canada. There are 600 lakes in the province which surely makes it one of the best places in the world. To get the best out of the province it is advised to make a plan ahead of the journey so that every attraction can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Banff National Park

The largest city that is located near this park is Calgary which is 130 km from the park. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Alberta or Canada to be precise. The park has scenic panorama which is surrounded by mountains. The three most important parts of the park are Banff tourist town, ski resorts and lakes which make the most part of the location. The park is also known for the hiking activities. The best time to visit the park is during a sunny weather which will enhance the experience further.

Lake Louise

It can be regarded as the second best place which is located near Banff National Park. It is also the second best place which is located in the region. The lake is surrounded by other attractions which make the overall visit a perfect trip. It is known as Victoria Glacier which can also be called as the heaven of hikers. The best part of the lake Louise is its town from where the canoes can be rented to sail across the lake. The lake has all the beauty which allows the visitors to absorb the atmosphere and therefore makes it a must visiting place.

Moraine Lake

The good thing about the Alberta attractions is the fact that all of these are located close to each other and therefore can be covered in a single go. Obviously, you need stamina and time which will allow you to get close to nature. The Moraine Lake has located 13 km from Lake Louise and a long treacherous mountain track is all that connects the two. The Moraine Lake is another attraction which must be paid a visit to spend time in peace. The lake is surrounded by 10 peaks which are all 3000 meters and above. It is for the same reason known as the valley of 10 peaks.

Jasper National Park

It can be called as the Xerox copy of Banff national park which again has three main parts. A lake, national park, and Jasper town are the main attractions which should be visited for sure. Jasper National Park is the largest in Canada and therefore it is visited by millions throughout the year and the place never falls short of tourist inflow.