Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

August 25, 2009 14:00 ET

Ms. Joyce Barkhouse Invested as a Member of the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2009) - On behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Mayann E. Francis, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Ms. Joyce Barkhouse during a private ceremony in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, on August 24, 2009.

Ms. Barkhouse's citation is as follows:

Joyce Barkhouse, C.M., O.N.S.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Member of the Order of Canada

Joyce Barkhouse has created a strong and vivid picture of Maritime life and history for children across Canada. An author of fiction and non-fiction, she is best known for Pit Pony, a story about horses used in Cape Breton mines. Through her biographies of famous Nova Scotians, she brings her province's history to life for children and adults alike. An ardent promoter of literacy, she is a founding member of the Writers in the Schools program. She has given tirelessly of her time to young people, visiting schools all over the nation and sharing her love of reading and writing with others.

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