Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 10, 2008 13:21 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Honour Oscar Peterson at the Simply the Best Tribute at Roy Thomson Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2008) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and her husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter Marie-Eden, will attend Simply the Best, in honour of the great jazz musician Oscar Peterson, who passed away in December 2007. The concert will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at 4 p.m., at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto.

As guest of honour, the Governor General will deliver a speech as a tribute to the famous Oscar Peterson. He received the Order of Canada for his outstanding accomplishments and achievements as one of the greatest ambassadors of Canadian jazz music, and for his passionate commitment to freedom and justice.

The speech by Her Excellency will be made available to media under embargo, as of 10 a.m., on Saturday, January 12, 2008.

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