Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nova Scotia salutes one of its favourite sons, Sidney Crosby, O. N. S.

"I'm proud to say I'm from here and Cole Harbour, so it means a lot to be recognized like this"-- Sidney Crosby, on the occassion of the awarding of the Order of Nova Scotia...

He's been named an outstanding player, most valuable player, leading scorer and now can add Member of the Order to his resume.

Sidney Crosby, former resident of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia was honoured by the home province on Tuesday as he received his Order of Nova Scotia medal, finally able to mesh his schedule with that of official Nova Scotia.

Crosby received his honours in a special ceremony at Nova Scotia's Government House, as he accepted the medal of honour from Lieut.-Gov. Mayann Francis, as his family looked on, accompanied by a number of Nova Scotia politicians and a large crowd of Government House and Nova Scotia legislative workers, many of whom recorded the event on their personal cameras.

He now becomes the youngest resident ever in Nova Scotia to so be honoured by the province, a natural one imagines, considering he was also the youngest captain ever named to an NHL team.
The honour caps a pretty special few weeks for Crosby back in his home province, he recently brought the Stanley Cup to Cole Harbour, where crowds over 10,000 strong gathered to offer their congratulations and share in the moment, not to mention gaze at the Holy Grail of Canadian sport.

Halifax Chronicle Herald-- Sidney Crosby receives Order of Nova Scotia
CBC Sports-- Crosby receives Order of Nova Scotia
Globe and Mail-- Crosby and Stanley wow hometown
Halifax News Net-- Sidney Crosby presented with the Order of Nova Scotia
Photo above from the Halifax News Net website

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