Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 18, 2012 13:20 ET

"From Far and Wide-Honouring Great Canadians": A Unique Exhibit About Canada's National Honours, Their Recipients and Their Stories

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 18, 2012) - The exhibit From Far and Wide - Honouring Great Canadians, located in downtown Ottawa across from Parliament Hill (90 Wellington Street), will be open to the public from May 17 until November 2012. This exhibit about Canada's national honours will showcase stories of exceptional Canadians who have been recognized with the Order of Canada, Decorations for Bravery, Military Valour Decorations and other national honours.

Featuring interpretative panels and multimedia elements, the exhibit will inspire and educate visitors of all ages. The exhibit will also feature the Canadian Heraldic Authority's work in creating coats of arms and other emblems.

Each year, visitor and interpretation programs are offered to thousands of Canadians and people from around the world, at both official residences of the Governor General: Rideau Hall in Ottawa, and the Citadelle in Québec. For more information about this exhibit and other visitor services, please visit

A separate media advisory regarding the official opening ceremony will be issued at a later date.

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