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Mario Lemieux to Receive Prestigious Order of Canada Honor

Wednesday, 09.1.2010 / 3:38 PM ET / News
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Mario Lemieux to Receive Prestigious Order of Canada Honor
Her Excellency the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 3. The Governor General, will bestow the prestigious honor of officer to Mario Lemieux.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 5,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

Lemieux received the Order of Quebec in June of 2009.

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