El­iz­a­beth Cromwell in­vested into Or­der of Canada


Hearts are swelling with pride in Shel­burne County with the in­vesti­ture into the Or­der of Canada for El­iz­a­beth Cromwell C.M.

The hon­our took place at Rideau Hall on Nov. 20 by Julie Payette, Gov­er­nor Gen­eral of Canada.

“With a strong vi­sion and tire­less de­ter­mi­na­tion, El­iz­a­beth Cromwell has ded­i­cated her­self to the preser­va­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion of black his­tory in Nova Sco­tia,” reads her ci­ta­tion. “Rec­og­nized as hum­ble and pas­sion­ate, she has been in­volved with var­i­ous cul­tural and her­itage or­ga­ni­za­tions in the prov­ince, no­tably as a found­ing mem­ber and pres­i­dent of the Black Loy­al­ist Her­itage So­ci­ety. She was in­stru­men­tal in es­tab­lish­ing the Black Loy­al­ist Her­itage Cen­tre, a mu­seum hous­ing ar­ti­facts, sto­ries and the col­lec­tive his­tory of Black Loy­al­ists in Canada.”

Cromwell’s ap­point­ment to the Or­der of Canada as a mem­ber (C.M.) was made on Dec. 29, 2017. The Or­der of Canada is one of Canada’s high­est hon­ours. Cre­ated in 1967, the Or­der of Canada rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing achieve­ment, ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity and ser­vice to the na­tion. Close to 7,000 peo­ple from all sec­tors of so­ci­ety have been in­vested into the Or­der.

Cromwell, a found­ing mem­ber of the Black Loy­al­ist Her­itage So­ci­ety (BLHS), has also been rec­og­nized with an hon­orary de­gree from Dal­housie Univer­sity Doc­tor of Laws (hon­oris causa).

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