Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Dozen Montrealers Receive Order Of Canada

Team Canada captain Mario Lemieux wraps himself in the nation’s flag after his team won gold in men's hockey at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Canada defeated the United States 5-2 to take the gold for the first time in 50 years. The team is being inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. Photograph by: Grant Black, CNS files

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL- Pittsburg Penguins owner Mario Lemieux is among a dozen Montrealers to be named to the Order of Canada, announced today by Governor General Michaëlle Jean.

Jean announced a total of 57 new appointments yesterday, including musicians Neil Young and Burton Cummings, former New Democratic Party leader Alexa McDonough, former Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon, former Nova Scotia Premier John F. Hamm and Running Room founder John Stanton.

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My Comment: Congrats to all from a proud Montrealer.

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