February 7, 2022
Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
EDMONTON – “Many Albertans share a deep connection and admiration for the British monarchy,” said Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “I invite Albertans to join the Legislative Assembly in celebrating the unparalleled 70-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, by sharing congratulatory messages or personal stories and photos of their favourite memories related to the Royal Family.”
Albertans may join the Platinum Jubilee celebrations by composing congratulatory messages for the Queen and by sharing original artwork, photos, videos or memories related to the Royal Family on the Legislative Assembly’s website at assembly.ab.ca. Messages and images may also be submitted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ABlegJubilee.
The Legislative Assembly will feature a selection of submissions online and in a video presentation to be unveiled later this year. Additional initiatives including on-site tours and displays are being planned throughout the year.
The Platinum Jubilee marks the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. For seven decades she has been an enduring symbol of the constitutional monarchy in Canada. She has served as head of state of Canada since 1952 and is royal patron to over 600 charities, associations and organizations, of which 36 are in Canada.
Alberta has historically recognized jubilee milestones. To mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, Colonel (Ret'd) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 2010 to 2015, hosted a garden party at the Alberta Legislature on June 2, 2012. The free event featured live performances by talented Albertans and Canadians, monarchy-themed tours and children’s games.
In Canada’s constitutional monarchy the Crown has certain ceremonial and constitutional responsibilities. The Crown is the sovereign authority and an integral part of the legislative, executive and judicial powers, which are exercised by elected federal and provincial governments.
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Tracey Sales, Communications Consultant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta