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Monday, April 14, 2008

Order of Canada April 2008


OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the 102nd Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, April 11, 2008, at 10:30 a.m.

The Order of Canada, our country’s highest civilian honour, was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 40 years, more than 5 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

The Governor General, who is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on two companions, 11 officers and 30 members.

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