The Government of Canada will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with an incredible investment of $2.14 million (£1.35 million) and a specially designed emblem.
On the eve of last May Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, announced specials funds for celebrations and community projects marking the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The funding will support 360 community events and three major national projects. The funded initiatives will allow Canadians to learn more about the role of The Crown in Canada and to celebrate Canadian achievements over the past seven decades.
Projects involving diverse communities include community gatherings, gardens and tree plantings linked to the British initiative The Queen’s Green Canopy, exhibitions, concerts and artistic performances, military parades, and educational activities.
The Canadian Government has also paid homage to the Queen with a special emblem as a symbolic statement of the enduring relationship between Canada and the Crown.
The Canadian Platinum Jubilee emblem features the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen at the centre. Below the Royal Cypher is the number 70 depicted in silver white to allude to the rare and precious metal platinum.
These elements are framed by a 7-sided shape, along with 7 maple leaves and 7 pearls to mark the 7 decades of Her Majesty’s reign. Depicted in red and white, the national colours of Canada, these elements make several allusions to the idea of celebration. The Royal Crown appears at the top of the emblem.
The emblem was designed and painted by Cathy Bursey–Sabourin, Fraser Herald at the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
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