Governor's General Media Site: Opening of the Exhibit "From Far and Wide - Honouring Great Canadians"
Thursday, May 17, 2012
OTTAWA, May 17, 2012 - The first-ever Canadian tabard, the traditional garment of a herald, was officially unveiled today at the opening of the exhibit entitled "From Far and Wide - Honouring Great Canadians" located at 90 Wellington Street, Ottawa across from Parliament Hill. The opening was graced by His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. His speech highlighted the work of many Canadians who have also been recognised and honoured by the Canadian Honours System. He also mentioned the unveiling of the newly-designed tabard, and the fact that the tabard was funded by the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. The opening was attended by approximately 200 people, many of whom have been formally honoured by the Canadian Honours System, including the Order of Canada.
Friday, May 11, 2012
These were carefully distributed as a result of numerous discussions by the H&AC members, Robb Watt and the Society's President for weeks during the earlier part of this year. The selection process employed was one that was fair and efficient, allowing the Society to acknowledge worthy individuals and to submit the citations in a timely manner.
The names of the individuals awarded are in alphabetical order: Allan Ailo; Allan Bird; Jocelyne Biron; Claire Boudreau, AIH, FRHSC; D'Arcy Boulton, AIH, FRHSC; Cathy Bursey-Sabourin, FRHSC; Blair K. Churchill; Patrick Crocco; David M. Cvet, FRHSC (Hon); Darren S.A.George, LRHSC; Jonathan Good, FRHSC; Kevin Greaves, FRHSC; Shirley Greenwood; Peter Hannen, FRHSC; Thomas G. Hargreaves; Peter Hogan; David Hovey; Ilona Jurkiewicz, FRHSC (Hon); Darrel E. Kennedy, AIH, FRHSC; Vicken Koundakjin; Carl Larsen; George Lucki; Robert McColgan; Edward "Ted" McNabb, FRHSC; Alex Moseanu; Stephen Murray; John Neill; Laurie Patten, FRHSC; Bruce K. Patterson, aih, FRHSC; David E. Rumball, FRHSC (Hon); Eric Saumure; Robbie D. Sprules; David V. Steeves; Ian Steingaszner, FRHSC (Hon); Auguste G. Vachon, aih, FRHSC; John B. Wilkes, FRHSC (Hon); Robert D. Watt, FRHSC, AIH. Many of the recipients are in the photos above.
Dr. Christopher McCreery was also awarded a medal, but through his work on the Federal Diamond Jubilee Committee.