Levy to receive Order of Canada
Governor General David Johnston announced 50 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Thursday.
Among the recipients are actor Eugene Levy, hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, and authors Malcolm Gladwell and Nino Ricci.
The Order recognizes “a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation,” says a news release from the GG.
Wickenheiser, a three-time Olympic gold medallist and two-time tournament MVP, will become an officer of the order. Gladwell and Ricci will become members of the order, as will Levy, who is being recognized for “his contributions as a comic actor and writer, and for his dedication to charitable causes.
Other notable recipients include businessman and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson and former federal cabinet minister Pat Carney.
A ceremony for the recipients will be held at a later date.