Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony
May 10, 2017
Governor General to Invest 45 Recipients into the Order of Canada
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will invest 6 Officers and 39 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
The ceremony will also mark the official premiere of the “Recipients’ March,” a processional commissioned to celebrate the Order of Canada’s 50th anniversary. Composed by Canadian Armed Forces member Warrant Officer Simon Paré, this piece will now be played as recipients enter the Ballroom at all Order of Canada investiture ceremonies.
Throughout the year, the Order of Canada’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated through a host of special initiatives and partnerships. To join the celebration, visit OC50.gg.ca and use the hashtag #OC50.
About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, 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. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
A schedule for the investiture ceremony, 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 at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
Rideau Hall Press Office