Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 16, 2009 09:31 ET

Governor General to Present 47 Decorations for Bravery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present seven Stars of Courage and 40 Medals of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, June 19, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.

The Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril; and the Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

A media schedule for the presentation ceremony (Annex A), a list of recipients (Annex B) and the recipients' citations (Annex C), as well as a fact sheet on the Decorations for Bravery (Annex D) are attached.

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