The New Brunswick Museum would like to extend its congratulations to John G. McAvity, Executive Director of the Foundation for the New Brunswick Museum, for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. The Medal was presented at Government House in Fredericton by the Honorable Brenda Murphy, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

Mr. McAvity was awarded the medal in recognition of his long career and service nationally and provincially to heritage and the arts, as well as his significant contributions to the New Brunswick Museum and its Foundation.  Mr. McAvity has previously received the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian Heritage and a Honourary Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick.

“On behalf of the Board of the Museum, I want to congratulate John on this fitting recognition of his many years of service and leadership in Canada’s heritage sector”, said Kathryn Hamer, Chair of the Board. “His experience and enthusiasm will be great assets as we build support and funding for a revitalized, vibrant, new New Brunswick Museum.”

“We are very fortunate to have John’s experience and passion for the future of the New Brunswick Museum. He brings incredible expertise and devotion to the Foundation and the Museum”, said Dr. Robert MacKinnon, the Chair of the Museum’s Foundation.

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal program was launched in June 2022 on the 70th anniversary of her coronation. This medal, awarded to 3000 New Brunswick residents, commemorates the Queen’s lifelong service to Canada while recognizing New Brunswick residents who have made significant contributions to the province.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. We thank you for your contributions to our province.

For more information:

Aristi Dsilva
Communications and Marketing Officer
New Brunswick Museum
(506) 643-2358