Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 10, 2014 10:45 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 49 Recipients into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 4 Companions, 14 Officers and 31 Members.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

A schedule for the investiture ceremony, the list of recipients with citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached: http://file.marketwire.com/release/967312a.pdf

Media interested in covering this event and interviewing recipients are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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