July 1st, 215—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include2 Companions (C.C.), 11 Officers (O.C.) and 87 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
The list of recipients, with short citations and a backgrounder on the Order of Canada are attached. For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult our website at www.gg.ca/honours.
Here are the appointees in the fields of music and the arts:
Pierre Bergeron, C.M.
For his contributions as a champion of Ontario’s Francophone community, and for his efforts to build bridges between communities as a journalist and administrator.
Daniel Bertolino, C.M.
For his contributions as an explorer, producer and documentary filmmaker whose works have given us a multitude of windows onto the world.
Nathalie Bondil, C.M., C.Q.
For her contributions to the promotion of the arts and culture as a museologist and administrator.
Blake Brooker, C.M.
For his creative contributions to theatre in Alberta, notably as a co-founder of the One Yellow Rabbit theatre company.
Serge Chapleau, C.M.
For his contributions as one of Canada’s most innovative and respected cartoonists.
Lisa de Wilde, C.M.
For her contributions to public broadcasting, notably for her transformative leadership at TVO.
Michèle Fortin, C.M.
For her contributions to the vitality of French-language and educational television, notably as the head of Télé-Québec.
Margaret Fountain, C.M.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For her philanthropic support of provincial and national arts organizations focused on music, dance, theatre and arts education.
Linda Gaboriau, C.M.
For her contributions as a translator who has brought French-Canadian theatre to a broader English audience.
Graham Greene, C.M.
For his achievements as a pioneering and versatile actor of the stage and screen.
Yolande Grisé, C.M.
Québec, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia
For her contributions to the promotion of French language and culture in Canada, and to the advancement of knowledge and research as president of the Royal Society of Canada.
Bill Henderson, C.M.
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
For his contributions to the Canadian music industry as a musician, singer, songwriter and copyright advocate.
Lawrence Hill, C.M.
For his contributions as an author and activist who tells the stories of Canada’s Black community and of women and girls in Africa.
Mel Hoppenheim, C.M.
For his contributions to the vitality of movie-making in Canada and for his support for a wide variety of educational and community organizations.
Jacques Israelievitch, C.M.
For his contributions to music as a violinist, as an educator and as a champion of Canadian musical creation.
Douglas Knight, C.M.
For his service to the arts community and for his leadership as a media publisher.
Ginette Laurin, C.M.
For her achievements in contemporary dance as a performer, choreographer and instructor.
Ophelia Lazaridis, C.M.
For her contributions as a community leader and philanthropist who focuses on education and the arts.
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, C.M., C.Q.
For her achievements in Canada’s opera community as a renowned contralto.
Judy Loman, C.M.
For her service to the arts community as one of Canada’s renowned harpists.
Michel Louvain, C.M., C.Q.
For his contributions to popular music in Quebec as a singer, and for his dedication to various charitable causes.
Frank Newfeld, C.M.
For his transformative impact on Canadian publishing and on the field of graphic design, notably through his imaginative book designs.
Mary Rozsa de Coquet, C.M.
For promoting capacity building and good management practices among arts organizations in Alberta.
Serge Patrice Thibodeau, C.M.
Moncton, New Brunswick
For his contributions to Acadian literature as a poet and as director of Les Éditions Perce-Neige.
Morley Torgov, C.M.
For his contributions to Canadian literature as a humourist and storyteller.
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