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Speech for Short Story Award at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Gala

File contains Budge Wilson's presenting speech for the Short Story Award at the 1999 Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Gala (WFNS). The file includes her handwritten draft and final typed copy of the speech and a copy of the program for the event. The Short Story Award was won by André Narbonne with Leigh Anne Williams (second), Eve Mills Nash (third), and Lindsay Preston and Karen Leah Whalen (honourable mentions). Wilson's speech briefly discusses each individual and their short story submission.

Order of Canada investiture program

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 9
  • File
  • March 10, 2005 - March 11, 2005
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains a copy of the program for the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa on March 11, 2005, where Budge Wilson became a member of the Order of Canada. The file also includes a card from David Smythe, general manager of the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, where she stayed.

Queen Elizabeth Medal event

File contains the invitation, certificate and accompanying letter, and two copies of the program for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Investiture held at Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 11, 2012. Budge Wilson was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Hubbards Writers Festival tribute to Budge Wilson

File contains two copies of the event program, copies of correspondence calling for "Roasts and Toasts for Budge" that were sent out to her closest friends and colleagues, and a copy of the book "Budge" with tributes published by the Hubbards Writers Society.

Photograph of Aileen Meagher and Henry D. Hicks : Dalhousie Award presentation

Item is a photograph of Henry D. Hicks presenting the Dalhousie Award to Aileen Meagher. The photograph shows an unidentified man holding Meagher's bouquet while Meagher and Hicks shake hands. A caption included in the file says "Aileen Meagher, former track star and Nova Scotia's first Olympic woman competitor received the Dalhousie Award for great contribution to Nova Scotia sport, from Dal's president, Dr. Henry D. Hicks."

Photograph of Tigerettes field hockey team at athletics awards banquet

Item is a photograph of the Tigerettes field hockey team being presented with a plaque at the 1977 Athletics Awards banquet. A caption included in the file says "Still Jubilant after their national intercollegiate victory, the Tigerettes' field hockey team were further honored at the annual Athletics Awards banquet when they received a special plaque - and a rose each - from the Nova Scotia Department of Recreation."

Photograph of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine 1973 - Honorary Degrees

Description included with photograph: Six distinguished physicians received the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at the special Convocation marking the graduation of the first class of doctors from Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine. In photo taken following Convocation June 16, 1973 are left to right : Dr. John R. Evans, President of the University of Toronto; Sir Richard Doll, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University; Dr. Nigel F.S. Rusted, Clinical Professor of Surgery at MUN; Dr. G. Alain Frecker, Chancellor of Memorial University; Lord Stephen Taylor, President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University; Dr. Oliver J. Vaughan-Jackson, Visiting Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at MUN; Dr. Melville George Coxon, Senior Medical Officer, James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander and Dr. Charles George Drake, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

APICS Young Scientists Award

File contains documents relating to the APICS Young Scientists Award, won by Hall in 1974. Materials include correspondence regarding Hall's win, as well as information about and invitations to future ceremonies.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Short Story Award introduction notes

File contains Budge Wilson's introductory speech for the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Short Story Award and a program from the event. The award was won by Jane Elizabeth Ledwell with Beverley Morash (second), Beth Ryan (third), and Kathleen Knowles, Joyce Simpson and Abby Whidden (honourable mentions). Wilson's speech discusses each of the recipients and their submissions in turn.

Programs for awards ceremonies

File contains programs from awards ceremonies from awards that Budge Wilson was nominated for and/or won, including the City of Dartmouth Book Ward (for Cordelia Clark, 1995); the Ann Connor Brimer Award (for Sharla, 1998); and the Children's Book Week Gala (at which Wilson gave the Ann Connor Brimer Keynote Address in 1999).

Letter from Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General

File contains a letter from Adrienne Clarkson to Budge Wilson thanking her for sending a copy of her book "The Leaving" and congratulating her on receiving the Order of Canada.

Order of Nova Scotia investiture

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2011. The file also includes a copy of the program, guidelines for the Investiture Ceremony, Peggy MacKinnon's ticket, and the invitation to the ceremony.

Material related to Budge Wilson awards

File contains programs and itineraries for the Order of Nova Scotia, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Mount Saint Vincent University convocation ceremonies.

Correspondence between Budge Wilson and Mount Saint Vincent University on honourary degree ceremony

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 16
  • File
  • May 17, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains correspondence (incoming and copies of outgoing) relating to Budge Wilson's honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). The file also includes her biography used at the convocation, invitations, a copy of the Spring Convocation program, and a copy of the citation presented by Susan Drain at the convocation.

The Leonard Foundation application forms

File contains application forms filled by various persons, including Joanne Charlton, Timothy MacLean Crooks, Kenda Joy Dalrymple, Beth Evelyn Hammond, and others. File includes three blank application forms and a blank form of application for renewal of the scholarship.
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