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.
Description of the medal
A silver circular medal with a thin plain raised rim:
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.