Five Awarded Order of Nova Scotia
Published Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The ninth Order of Nova Scotia investiture ceremony was held at Province House. The Order of Nova Scotia is the highest honour that the province can bestow upon its citizens.
Recipients of the 2010 Order of Nova Scotia are:
J. Chalmers Doane, South Maitland, Hants Co.
- James (Jim) Herbert Leonard Hill (deceased), Dartmouth
- Burnley (Rocky) Allan Jones, Halifax
- Eva June Landry, St. Peter's, Richmond Co.
- Rev. William Robert (Bill) Pope (deceased), Mount Denson, Hants Co.
It is right to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Nova Scotians who have rendered exceptional service to our province. They are role models. They are beacons of hope and inspiration. And, they are the only way to ensure we continue to build a society that values inclusivity, respect and dignity for all.”
Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis
With their talent, ability and ambition, qualities essential for ensuring change, this year’s recipients have made Nova Scotia a better place to live, work and raise a family. They have made — and continue to make — positive change.”
Premier Darrell Dexter
This is my third year as Chair of the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Committee and each year it is a wonderful thing to be a part of this historic event. I am awed by the goodness and kindness of Nova Scotians and by the amazing work that they do.”
Sister Dorothy Moore, chair, Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council
- About the recipients:
- J. Chalmers Doane, South Maitland, Hants Co., was a supervisor of music education in the Halifax school system from 1967 to 1984. He established an innovative music education program that taught thousands of children to play an instrument and helped foster a lifelong appreciation and love of music.
- James (Jim) Herbert Leonard Hill (deceased), Dartmouth, was one of the two founding "daddies" of the Christmas Daddies Telethon. Today it is one of the longest-running telethons in North America and has raised more than $27 million to provide toys, food, and clothing to less fortunate children across the region.
- Burnley (Rocky) Allan Jones, Halifax, is a fierce champion of racial equality and justice. He helped establish the Black United Front of Nova Scotia, the National Black Coalition of Canada and create two Dalhousie University programs: the Transition Year Program and the Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq Initiative at Dalhousie Law School.
- Eva June Landry, St. Peter's, Richmond Co., is a deeply committed educator and passionate advocate for rural and economic development. She was a teacher, a principal, a reading specialist, and became the first female superintendent of schoolsin Richmond Co., Cape Breton. She has served as a 4-H leader for more than 50 years, actively promoting the youth development organization in Canada and abroad.
- Rev. William Robert (Bill) Pope (deceased), Mount Denson, Hants Co., was a minister, care facility manager, publisher, and philanthropist. He helped establish Windsor Elms Senior Citizens Home and served as its first manager. After their son, Robert, an artist, died of cancer at age 35, he and his wife Isabel established the Robert Pope Foundation to foster health and healing through art, education, and community health initiatives.
- The recipients were selected by the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council from 75 nominations from across the province.
- The Order of Nova Scotia was established in June 2001. Recipients have the right to use the initials O.N.S. after their names.
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