Tragically Hip Members To Receive Order Of Canada

Gov. Gen. David Johnston released a statement today that announced all five members of the Tragically Hip will be recipients of the Order of Canada.
 
Along with the Tragically Hip members, Sylvia Maracle was also announced as a recipient of the Order of Canada. Maracle is the executive director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres.
 
In regards to Gord Downie and Sylvia Maracle’s  appointment, “Ms. Maracle and Mr. Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip will accept their insignia as part of a special presentation of Canadian honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership on
Monday, June 19, 2017, at Rideau Hall.”
 
The statement continued in regards to the members of the Hip, “For their contribution to Canadian music and for their support of various social and environmental causes.”
 
They took to Twitter to express their gratitude of this high honour.
 

 
(Photo source: CBC)

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