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Canadian Centennial Medal


Commemorative medals are struck from time to time to mark important anniversaries and other great occasions. The Canadian Centennial Medal was issued in 1967 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, and was awarded to Canadians who were recommended by governments and associations for having provided valuable service to this country.

Federal, provincial and municipal government agencies were invited to submit nominations, as were national professional, educational and cultural organizations, military and protective services, veterans’ groups, sports associations, and philanthropic and charitable bodies. As a result, some 30 000 Medals were conferred on Canadians selected from all sectors of Canadian society.

Canadian Centennial Medal

Description: a silver circular medal with a thin plain raised rim:

  • the obverse of which carries the Royal Cipher (EIIR) and Crown superimposed on a large single maple leaf; the inscription on the circumference reads CONFEDERATION . CANADA . CONFÉDÉRATION with the word CANADA situated at the top of the Medal, and
  • the reverse of which features the Coat of Arms of Canada, and the dates 1867-1967
  • the Medal is worn suspended from a white ribbon, with red edges and four equally spaced narrow red stripes between the red edges, plus a single stitch of white thread on the edge
Canadian Centennial Medal

Wearing: as prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.gg.ca/honours/pdf/wearing_e.pdf)

Updated: 2018-03-26
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