The Alberta Order of Excellence Council considers the nominations of candidates to the Alberta Order of Excellence. The council is made up of prominent volunteer representatives appointed by Order-in-Council from across Alberta. Nominations are accepted and considered year round and remain under consideration indefinitely.
Members are inducted into the order at a special ceremony at Government House in Edmonton. The lieutenant-governor of Alberta presents the new members with a silver, gilt and enamel medallion attached to a ribbon, distinctive to the province, which is worn around the neck. Newly invested members are also presented with a miniature of the insignia design. Members of the order are entitled to use the post-nominals AOE.
Author RUSSELL BINGHAM