Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 12, 2009 09:35 ET

Governor General to Invest 46 Recipients Into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 15, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.

The Order of Canada, our country's highest civilian honour, was created in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 40 years, more than 5000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

The Governor General, who is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on three companions, 14 officers and 29 members.

A media schedule for the investiture ceremony (Annex A) is available at the following address:

A list of recipients with citations (Annex B) is available at the following address:

A backgrounder (Annex C) is available at the following address:

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

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