Media Advisory – Governor General to Invest 24 Recipients into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at the Citadelle of Québec
February 8, 2019
OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 6 Officers and 18 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at the Citadelle of Québec, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 11 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.
Média interested in covering the ceremony 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. Accreditation must be shown at the Citadelle gate (Côte de la Citadelle, near the St. Louis Gate) prior to accessing the Ballroom via the administration door.
Rideau Hall Press Office