Newswire | Governor General announces 89 new appointments to the Order of Canada (June 2022)

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June 29, 2022 – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 89 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 4 Companions (C.C.), 14 Officers (O.C.) and 71 Members (C.M.).

The following are the arts and music related appointments:

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OFFICERS

  • Robert Charles Davidson, O.C., O.B.C. White Rock, British Columbia. For his continued excellence as an artist and as an advocate of Haida culture. This is a promotion within the Order.
  • François Girard, O.C. Montréal, Quebec. For his outstanding multidisciplinary career as a producer, screenwriter and director.
  • Sandra Oh, O.C. Toronto, Ontario and Los Angeles, California, United States of America. For her artistic career filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad.

MEMBERS

  • Suzanne Aubry, C.M. Montréal, Quebec. For contributing to Quebec’s literary scene and for tirelessly advocating the rights and status of Canadian authors.
  • Michel Beaulac, C.M. Montréal, Quebec. For contributing to the cultural development of his city as a renowned artistic director.
  • Bernard Brault, C.M. Longueuil, Quebec. For his achievements as an internationally renowned press photographer who captures Canadian sports and culture through his lens.
  • Marilyn Caroline Brooks-Coles, C.M., O.Ont. Toronto, Ontario. For her leadership as one of Canada’s most iconic fashion designers and retailers, and for her generous mentorship and volunteerism.
  • James Thomas Byrnes, C.M., O.B.C. Vancouver, British Columbia. For his ongoing contributions to the arts, notably as an actor and musician, and for his active charitable work.
  • Geneviève Cadieux, C.M. Montréal, Quebec. For her pioneering contributions to the art of photography, and for cultivating emerging talent as an educator and mentor.
  • Sheldon John Currie, C.M. Antigonish, Nova Scotia. For his contributions to Canadian literature, notably through his decades as the fiction editor of The Antigonish Review.
  • Reginald Lester Davidson, C.M. Masset, British Columbia. For his artistic accomplishments as a carver, dancer and singer, and for his contributions to the advancement of Haida art and culture.
  • Michael Terry Harris, C.M. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. For his contributions to investigative journalism and for his work as an author.
  • Eva-Marie Kröller, C.M. Vancouver, British Columbia. For her contributions to the appreciation of Canadian writing, and for her achievements as an educator.
  • Alexander Mair, C.M. Toronto, Ontario. For his visionary and enduring contributions to the Canadian music industry.
  • Ben Mink, C.M. Vancouver, British Columbia. For his sustained contributions to Canadian music as a producer, multi-instrumentalist and writer.
  • Donald James Mowat, C.M. Toronto, Ontario and Los Angeles, California, United States of America. For his contributions as a makeup and prosthetic designer in the film industry.
  • Fred Pellerin, C.M., C.Q. Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Quebec. For his contributions to the revival of the art of storytelling in Canada and throughout the Francophonie.
  • Sandra Pitblado, C.M. Toronto, Ontario. For supporting Canada’s performing arts through her passionate volunteerism, beloved mentorship and generous philanthropy.
  • Guy Jacques Pratte, C.M. Ottawa, Ontario. For his contributions as a lawyer, notably to the pro bono movement, and for his volunteer commitments to the performing arts.
  • Ronald Julien Tremblay, C.M. Edmonton, Alberta. For his leadership within organizations dedicated to the artistic advancement of Francophone minority communities in Alberta and across western Canada.
  • Guylaine Tremblay, C.M. Montréal, Quebec. For her prolific artistic career marked by versatile roles on stage and on the small and large screens.
  • Michelle Catherine Valberg, C.M. Gloucester, Ontario. For her contributions as a photographer and philanthropist, and for raising awareness of Canada’s North.
  • James Malcolm West, C.M. Montréal, Quebec. For his contributions to the Canadian recording industry, and for supporting and championing our country’s talent.
  • Margie Wolfe, C.M. Toronto, Ontario. For her dedication as a leading publisher, feminist and social justice advocate in Canada’s literary industry who champions inclusive and diverse publications.
  • Jan Zwicky, C.M. Heriot Bay, British Columbia. For her contributions to Canadian poetry and philosophy, and for her work as an educator and editor.

See the full list here.

The Order of Canada is one of Canada’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. More than 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.

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