One of five to be invested later this month
Parrsboro's Eldon George will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia on Nov. 27.
Eldon George of Parrsboro has been named to the Order of Nova Scotia, this highest honour that can be bestowed on a Nova Scotian.
HALIFAX – Parrsboro’s Eldon George is one of five Nova Scotians who will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia later this month.
George made international news when he discovered the world’s smallest dinosaur footprints along the Bay of Fundy.
His lifelong passion for fossil collecting and rare finds have brought world experts to Nova Scotia.
Born and raised in Parrsboro, George’s passion for fossils and minerals led him to become an expert in semi-precious stones.
He was a founding member of the Nova Scotia Mineral and Gem Society and the founder of the Rockhound Roundup, one of the oldest mineral shows in Canada.
His expertise is recognized internationally, promoting Nova Scotia as a destination rich in geological history.
Earlier this year, he and Donald Reid of Joggins were recognized by the Gesner Institute with the Laing Ferguson Distinguished Service Award.
Other recipients include Halifax businessman Fred George, cardiovascular surgeon and scientist Dr. Cecil Edwin Kinley, entertainer Raylene Marguerite Rankin (Anderson) (posthumously) and peace educator Hetty (Hendrika) Margaretha van Gurp of Halifax.
The 2013 recipients, announced by Premier Stephen McNeil on Monday, will be formally invested at the 12th investiture ceremony at Province House on Nov. 27.
The Order of Nova Scotia was established in June 2001 and is the highest honour bestowed by the province. Recipients have the right to use the initials O.N.S. after their names.