Order of Nova Scotia


Front row: L - R: Dr. Anne Marie Comeau, Lt.-Gov. Myra Freeman, Lawrence Freeman, Dr. Major (ret'd) Marial M. Mosher; Back row: L - R: Mr. Donald Michael Julien, Premier John Hamm, Rodney MacDonald, Minister responsible for the Order of Nova Scotia Act, Dr. Oscar Shiu-Yuet Wong.

  Dr. Anne Marie Comeau, O.N.S., M.B.A.T.D., M.C.D.T.A.

She is the founder and artistic director of a dance group whose name celebrates their heritage and their approach to life. For 25 years La Baie en Joie has performed for heads of state and in front of audiences in Canada, the United States, and France. Her outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Acadian culture, regionally, nationally, and internationally has been recognized with many awards. She was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Francophonie and is a recipient of a Nova Scotia Cultural Life Award as an outstanding cultural educator, Le Prix Hommage from the Académie des arts et des lettres de l'Atlantique, and an honorary doctorate of arts from l'Université Sainte-Anne.
Mr. Donald Michael Julien,  O.N.S.

Executive Director of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq since 1994, he has worked throughout his life toward a better future for the Mi'kmaq people. Through his guidance and leadership, he has helped bring an historic understanding and relationship with the provincial and federal governments and economic opportunities for his people. One result has been the Mi'kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail, which is located near the site of the first human settlement in Nova Scotia. A lifelong promoter of Mi'kmaq history and culture, he is a member of the board of governors of the Nova Scotia Museum and a member of the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council.
Dr. Major (ret'd) Marial M. Mosher, O.N.S., C.D. (Deceased)

Dancer, military officer, academic-she has been all of these and more. Raised and educated in Halifax, her dance career took her to New York where she performed in classical and Broadway productions. At the outbreak of World War II she joined the Canadian Women's Army Corp, attaining the rank of major and serving in Canada and Great Britain. She then embarked on an academic career in sociology, anthropology, and psychology during which she was instrumental in introducing the Canadian Studies program at Mount Saint Vincent University. In retirement she is involved in work to promote women's education, elder learning, and the history of dance in Canada.
Dr. Oscar Shiu-Yuet Wong, O.N.S., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C) (Deceased)

He is a radiation oncologist and medical educator who has made Nova Scotia his home for more than 35 years. In that time he has worked to ensure that others feel equally at home here, as a founding member and president of the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia, board member of the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association, and founding member and director of the Canada/Hong Kong Business Association. He has also served on numerous medical committees, in Canada and in China, on the boards of the Nova Scotia Commission on Drug Dependency, the Workers' Compensation Board, and as a commissioner of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
Mr. Sherman Zwicker, O.N.S., B.A. (Deceased)

His family has been associated with the Town of Lunenburg since its earliest days, and he has worked throughout his life to honour its past and advance its future. A former mayor of Lunenburg, he was Executive Director of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities from 1980 to 1990, and he has been recognized for his work in public administration. For more than 50 years he has been involved with groups and agencies that work to promote the health and well-being of the people of his community and to preserve the cultural heritage of Lunenburg and its fishing tradition.