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Governor General to Invest 39 Recipients into the Order of Canada

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2018398 Views

September 4, 2018

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 8 Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada on Thursday, September 6, 2018,
at 10:30 a.m. at Rideau Hall. The investitures will be streamed live online at

About the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia represent the ever-evolving definition of this country and continue to push back the limits of the impossible.

Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit

A schedule of the investitures, the list of recipients with citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached.


Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with
the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony. Please note that the ceremony will take place outside on the forecourt of Rideau Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Tent Room.

Media information:

Sara Régnier-McKellar
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-993-2569 (office)
613-301-2465 (cell)

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