Kenojuak Ashevak - Inuit Artist. Kenojuak was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1967 and was promoted to Companion in 1982, inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1974, and awarded honorary doctorates from Queens University and the University of Toronto in 1991 and 1992. She is the first female Inuit to have her paintings featured on a stamp.
Sylvie Bernier, CM, CQ (born January 31, 1964) is an Olympic athlete from Sainte-Foy, Quebec in Canada. She won the gold medal in the Women's 3m Springboard Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1985, she was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec and a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour. She served as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Canadian Olympic Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy (Torino). She served as the Chef de…
6. Terry Fox had died on June 28th 1981, nine months after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had died from metastatic osteosarcoma. He had become the youngest person to be named a Companion of the order of Canada.
Lemieux named to Order of Hockey in Canada
Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner/chairman and Hockey Hall of Fame member, was named to the 2016 Order of Hockey in Canada on Tuesday.
Jodi White, Alpha Phi: Jodi's career spans journalism, government, the private and nonprofit sector. Jodi was chief of staff of the Prime Minister's Office of Canada in 1993. She also previously held the post of president of the Public Policy Forum. In 1997, White became the first woman in Canadian history to lead a national election campaign. In July 2013 she was named a member of the Order of Canada which recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community.
Joseph Boyden among artists honoured with Order of Canada | CBC News
Joseph Boyden, the award-winning author whose work vividly documents the complexity of Canada's indigenous history, is among the latest appointments to the Order of Canada in a year when aboriginal issues have dominated the national agenda.
Charmaine Crooks was a track athlete and was the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games. She’s a member of the Order of Canada and was awarded the 2006 “Women and Sport Trophy” in recognition of promoting gender equity in sport. She’s inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame and BC Sports Hall of Fame. She was both the 1st Canadian woman to run 800 metres in under 2 minutes and to be recognized with the Jack Diamond Award as BC’s 2009 Sports Personality of the…
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220: Maximum number of appointments per year that can be made to the Order of Canada, awarded for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. In this image then Governor General Michaelle Jean invests environmentalist David Suzuki as a companion into the Order of Canada in 2006. (Fred Chartrand / Canadian Press)
Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an 8-time NBA All-Star and a 7-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player , was named by Time as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world. Nash received the Order of Canada & was awarded an Honourary doctorate by the University of Victoria
Leonard Cohen CC GOQ ~ Born Leonard Norman Cohen 21 September 1934 (age 81) in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada
Senator Francis William Frank Mahovlich was born 1938 in Schumacher (Timmins), Ontario. He played on 6 Stanley Cup winning teams. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame & Sports Hall of Fame. Frank was made a Member of the Order of Canada & later appointed to the Canadian Senate.
Canada has lost one of its heroes. Lincoln Alexander, our first black MP and former Ontario lieutenant governor has passed away at the age of 90. War veteran. Author. Companion of the Order of Canada. Member of the Order of Ontario. Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust. Chancellor Emeritus of Guelph University. Honourary Commissioner of the OPP. Member of the Quebecor-Ontario Advisory Board. Seven honourary doctorates and community and service awards too numerous to mention.
Rt. Hon. Ellen Fairclough 1905-2004. As MP advocated women's rits including equal pay for equal work. Her appointments as Secretary of State, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, & Postmaster General made her the 1st woman cabinet member in Canada. Fairclough introduced regulations eliminating racial discrimination in immigration policy. Also, she was the 1st woman ever given the duty of acting Prime Minister. Was Officer of the Order of Canada, later Companion & received Order of Ontario.