Sylvia Maracle and Gord Downie Receive The order of Canada

Gord Downie and indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle will be appointed to the Order of Canada on Monday, while the other members of the Tragically Hip will also receive one of the country’s highest civilian honours at a later date. Maracle will be named an officer of the Order of Canada and Downie a member, both for their leadership in supporting indigenous issues. Downie, who announced last year that he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, has become a strong advocate for indigenous people and issues. The Hip’s members are being honoured for their contributions to Canadian music and support for social and environmental causes. An officer of the Order of Canada is recognized for national service or achievement, while a member of the Order of Canada is honoured for contributions at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity…… Ed

Source: The Canadian Press / Photo Brandon Getty Images

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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