Passchendaele?!?! Really?!?!?

War epic Passchendaele among GG winners
Acadian singer Edith Butler, dancer Peggy Baker and filmmaker/playwright Robert Lepage are among the winners of this year’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.
Also named as winners are playwright George F. Walker, composer R. Murray Schafer and writer/singer Clemence Desrochers.
Each recipient receives $25,000.
The awards will be presented at Rideau Hall May 8.
As well, actor/director Paul Gross was honoured for his film Passchendaele, winning this year’s National Arts Centre Award for achievement over the past performance year.
And philanthropist James D. Fleck was named the recipient of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts.
“The presentation of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards is a time for us to recognize the invaluable contribution of our artists who have chosen the stage as a space in which to create and to express themselves and who dedicate their lives to enriching our own,” said Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean.