Governor Basic pronounces 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada (Dec 2021)

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December 29, 2021 / Her Excellency the Proper Honourable Mary Simon, Governor Basic of Canada, introduced 135 appointments to the Order of Canada. The brand new appointees embody 2 Companions (C.C.), 39 Officers (O.C.), 1 honorary Member and 93 Members (C.M.).

The next are the music and humanities associated appointments:

COMPANIONS

  • Yann Martel, C.C., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, For his contributions to literature and for his philanthropic dedication to the betterment of his area. Learn interview in La Scena.

OFFICERS

  • Neil Devindra Bissoondath, O.C., C.Q., Québec, Quebec. For his contributions to Canadian literature by his groundbreaking examinations of multiculturalism and variety.
  • Liona Boyd, O.C., O.Ont., Toronto, Ontario. For her important and sustained contributions to Canada’s musical panorama as “The First Woman of Guitar.” It is a promotion inside the Order.
  • Tomson Freeway, O.C., Gatineau, Quebec. For his sustained and distinguished contributions to theatre and Canadian tradition as one in every of our foremost playwrights and novelists. It is a promotion inside the Order.
  • J. Roger Léveillé, O.C., Winnipeg, Manitoba. For his progressive literary achievements, and for supporting generations of Franco-Manitoban artists, thus contributing to the cultural enrichment of Canada.
  • Helga Stephenson, O.C., O.Ont., Toronto, Ontario. For her enduring contributions to Canadian movie and tv as a pacesetter, advocate and ambassador.
  • Ian Tamblyn, O.C., Chelsea, Quebec. For his enduring contributions as a folks music icon, adventurer and cultural ambassador for Canada.

HONORARY MEMBER

  • Jackie Richardson, C.M., Thornhill, Ontario. For her contributions as a Canadian jazz legend, and as a pacesetter and mentor to younger performers in her group. That is an honorary appointment.

MEMBERS

  • Francine Bois, C.M., Laval, Quebec. For her devoted management on the helm of the Salon du livre de Montréal, and for her promotion of its progressive packages.
  • Janis Dunning, C.M. and Jacques Lemay, C.M., Victoria, British Columbia. For his or her quite a few contributions to the humanities and to younger artists in Canada.
  • John Estacio, C.M., Edmonton, Alberta. For his experience as a composer and for his contributions to Canadian opera.
  • Patricia M. Feheley, C.M., Toronto, Ontario. For her long-standing contributions to the Canadian artwork scene, and for her promotion of Inuit artwork and tradition.
  • Jane Heyman, C.M., Vancouver, British Columbia. For her long-lasting contributions to Vancouver’s cultural panorama by her varied roles inside the theatre sector.
  • Jean Houde, C.M., Québec, Quebec. For his management within the monetary sector, and for his beneficiant help for quite a few causes associated to the humanities and tradition in Quebec.
  • Olga Eliza Korper, C.M., Toronto, Ontario. For her contributions to the visible arts by her impassioned promotion and exhibition of Canadian and worldwide modern artwork.
  • Marc Labrèche, C.M., Saint-Lambert, Quebec. For his distinctive sense of humour and his nice expertise as an actor, which have made him an icon of Quebec’s cultural panorama.
  • Gilbert Lacasse, C.M., Québec, Quebec. For his contributions to the print media and e-book industries, and for his management as an administrator and volunteer.
  • Yves Lambert, C.M., Sainte-Mélanie, Quebec. For his position within the revival, modernization and promotion of conventional French-Canadian music.
  • Jacques Lemay, C.M. and Janis Dunning, C.M., Victoria, British Columbia. For his or her quite a few contributions to the humanities and to younger artists in Canada.
  • Andrew Paul MacDonald, C.M., Sherbrooke, Quebec. For his contributions to modern Canadian classical, jazz and digital music, as an educator, composer and performer.
  • Nona Macdonald Heaslip, C.M., Toronto, Ontario. For her ongoing philanthropic contributions to the Canadian arts sector and for supporting quite a few tutorial scholarships throughout the nation.
  • Duff David Mostoway Roman, C.M., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. For his contributions to the Canadian music trade as a broadcaster and govt, and for his steadfast promotion of Canadian expertise.
  • Janice O’Born, C.M., O.Ont., Toronto, Ontario. For her beneficiant management and philanthropic contributions, each private and company, notably in help of the humanities and well being care.
  • Barbara A. Paterson, C.M., Edmonton, Alberta. For her contributions to visible arts and for creating a number of the most celebrated monumental sculptures in Canada.
  • Robin Poitras, C.M., Regina, Saskatchewan. For her artistic contributions to modern dance in Canada, and for her management as inventive director of New Dance Horizons.
  • David Roche, C.M., Roberts Creek, British Columbia. For his pioneering contributions to the sector of incapacity artwork, and for selling acceptance, inclusion and variety throughout Canada and the USA.
  • Reginald Schwager, C.M., Toronto, Ontario. For his indelible contributions to the Canadian jazz scene as a number one guitarist and composer.

See the full record right here.

The Order of Canada is one in every of Canada’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to coronary heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They want a greater nation”).

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada acknowledges excellent achievement, dedication to the group and repair to the nation. Greater than 7,000 individuals from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those that bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have modified our nation’s measure of success and, by the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us construct a greater Canada.

Appointments are made by the governor basic on the advice of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For extra details about the Order of Canada or to appoint somebody, go to www.gg.ca/en/honours.

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