Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 18, 2010 10:00 ET

Richard Matthews Invested Into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2010) - On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, His Honour the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, will present the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Richard Matthews, during a ceremony at the McDougall Centre in Calgary, Alberta, on November 19, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Matthews was appointed Member of the Order of Canada on May 6, 2010.

F. Richard Matthews, C.M.
Calgary, Alberta
Member of the Order of Canada

During the past 50 years, F. Richard Matthews has made an indelible contribution to arts and culture in Alberta. This retired lawyer and entrepreneur is perhaps best known for his unstinting support of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, which he helped found in the 1950s, and which he has served as both a benefactor and board member. He has nurtured countless other arts organizations, underwriting new opera productions and sponsoring everything from concert series and educational activities to building projects and equipment upgrades. He has also generously supported the University of Calgary, as well as numerous health care and social service organizations.

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