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Governor General to Honour Remarkable Canadians in Regina

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2018145 Views

October 18, 2018

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present honours to Canadians in celebration of their incredible achievements and contributions. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. (CST), at the RCMP Academy “Depot” Division, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Close to 40 remarkable Canadians will be recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service with one of the following honours: the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, a Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division), a Canadian Bravery Decoration, the Polar Medal or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

The Governor General presents honours on behalf of all Canadians in communities across the country to help share inspiring stories, celebrate tremendous contributions to our society and connect with Canadians. From community volunteers to scientists, from actors to members of the military, from scholars to everyday citizens, Canadians earn our applause and gratitude. For more information about honours or to nominate someone who inspires you, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours. The ceremony will be streamed live online at www.gg.ca/en/live, starting at 10:30 a.m. CST.

A schedule of the ceremony, the list of recipients and their citations, and background information on the types of honours that will be presented are attached.

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Media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the RCMP Academy “Depot” Division,
no later than 10:15 a.m. Media should first present themselves at Fort Dufferin where they will be met by a staff member,
receive their media passes and be escorted to the Drill Hall for the ceremony.

Media information:

Sara Régnier-McKellar
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-993-2569 (office)
613-301-2465 (cell)
sara.regnier-mckellar@gg.ca

NT5

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