As 2021 comes to an end, Governor General Mary Simon has released the list of the 135 Canadians to be celebrated for new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the nation's highest of civilian honours.
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.
In the Announcement from Government House on Wednesday, the appointment order was outlined.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 135 appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 2 Companions (C.C.), 39 Officers (O.C.), 1 honorary Member and 93 Members (C.M.).
Among the 135 Canadians named to this years lists, are some very recognizable British Columbians, a collective that make up 20 of the 135 announcements for the final days of 2021.Officers of the Order of Canada