NEWS PROVIDED BY
Governor General of Canada
Nov 15, 2017, 10:29 ET
OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2017, /CNW/ – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 10 Officers and 34 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honors, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
In 2017, the Order of Canada marks 50 years of honoring Canadians. Celebrate the Order of Canada’s 50th anniversary at OC50.gg.ca and use the hashtag #OC50 on social media platforms.
A schedule for the investiture ceremony, the list of recipients with citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached.
Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance
no later than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
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