Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest Recipients into the Order of Canada
May 6, 2019
OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 3 Companions, 9 Officers and 27 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed online at www.gg.ca/live.
About the Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian 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 have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.
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 www.gg.ca/en/honours.
A schedule for the investiture ceremony, the list of recipients with citations, and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached.
Media interested in covering the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office and to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than
10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
Rideau Hall Press Office