Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 18, 2007 14:49 ET

Governor General of Canada: 100th Investiture of the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2007) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday October 26, 2007, at 10:30 a.m.

The Order of Canada, our country's highest civilian honour, was awarded for the first time in 1967. Over the years, more than 5 000 people have been invested into the Order of Canada. This ceremony is the 100th investiture of the Order of Canada.

The Governor General, who is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 12 officers and 28 members.

A media schedule for the investiture ceremony (Annex A), a complete list of recipients (Annex B) and a backgrounder (Annex C) are available at the following address: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/ANN_EN_18102007.pdf

Media interested in covering this event and interviewing recipients are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office.

Contact Information

  • Honours and Recipients
    Information
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    Marie-Paule Thorn
    613-993-2569 or 1-800-465-6890
    or
    Media Information (Ceremony)
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    Marie-Eve Letourneau
    613-998-0287
    or
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    Isabelle Serrurier
    613-998-7280
    www.gg.ca / www.citizenvoices.gg.ca