Parrsboro fossil expert one of five honoured for contributions
HALIFAX – Eldon George, O.N.S.
That is how you now may address Parrsboro’s most famous fossil collector, who was one of five Nova Scotians invested into the Order of Nova Scotia at a special ceremony at Government House on Nov. 27.
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Parrsboro fossil expert Eldon George (centre) was invested into the Order of Nova Scotia on Nov. 27. Joining him in the presentation were Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant (left), and Premier Stephen McNeil.
Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, was joined by Premier Stephen McNeil to invest the recipients, which also included businessman Fred George, heart surgeon Cecil Kinley, the late Raylene Rankin (musician), and peace educator Hetty van Gurp.
"It is my privilege to help invest this year's recipients into the Order of Nova Scotia," said McNeil. "Their accomplishments are inspiring to us all, and their work and legacies will continue to inspire all Nova Scotians for generations to come."
The recipients were selected by the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council from 100 nominations.
"These men and women are excellent additions to the order," said Grant. "They exemplify the depth of talent and leadership in our province, and as we recognize their hard work and dedication, I would like to thank them for making Nova Scotia a better place."
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.