His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced six new appointments to the Order of Canada, including the members of The Tragically Hip!


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Gord Downie accepted his Order on Monday June 19th in a special ceremony, “in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership” alongside Sylvia Maracle (the executive director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres) for “her leadership in shaping the urban Indigenous experience and for her efforts to promote the well-being of Indigenous peoples across Canada”.

“The other members of The Tragically Hip will receive their insignia at a later date…For their contribution to Canadian music and for their support of various social and environmental causes”.

The Hip took to social media to share how honoured they are to receive such a recognition:


In the last 50 years, close to 7,000 people have been acknowledged with the Order; it’s one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.




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