Two Manitobans named officers of the Order of Canada
Published Friday, September 3, 2010 1:04PM CST
Two Manitobans were honoured by the Governor General on Friday morning.
Governor General Michaëlle Jean presided over the Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, honouring four Canadians as companions, 19 as officers and 30 as members.
Former Manitoba premier Gary Filmon and Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter Burton Cummings were honoured as officers.
Novelist and short story writer Sandra Birdsell, who was also the founder of the Manitoba Writer's Guild, was honoured as a member.
The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievements, dedication to community and service to the nation.
More than 5,000 people have been invested into the order since its creation in 1967.
The Companion of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of the highest degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.
The Officer of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.
The Member of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.
Source: Website of the Governor General