NEWS: Presentation of Meritorious Service Medals

Governor General To Present 49 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division)

OTTAWA, ON—June 21, 2017—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 49 recipients from various sectors across the country on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. On this occasion, the Governor General will present 13 Meritorious Service Crosses and 36 Meritorious Service Medals.

The Meritorious Service Decorations were established to recognize the extraordinary people who make Canada proud. Their acts are often innovative, set an example or model for others to follow, or respond to a particular challenge faced by a community. The best candidates are those who inspire others through their motivation to find solutions to specific and pressing needs or provide an important service to their community or country. For more information or to nominate a deserving Canadian, visit www.merit.gg.ca.

The ceremony schedule, the list of recipients and their citations, as well as a fact sheet on the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) are attached.

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Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Media information:

Melanie Primeau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-993-2569
613-618-2691 (cell)
melanie.primeau@gg.ca

READ THE FULL RELEASE FROM RIDEAU HALL HERE

READ ORKIDSTRA’S RELEASE ABOUT THE AWARD HERE