Members of the Order of Canada to join Lieutenant Governor to mark 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield invites everyone to attend the annual New Year’s Day Levee on January 1st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Government House in Regina. 
“This year the Levee will mark the start of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  I will begin the afternoon by presenting Canada 150 pins to 10 remarkable Saskatchewan Members of the Order of Canada.  We’ll also have some Canada 150 tulip bulbs for our guests, as well as anniversary lapel pins.  Thanks to the RCMP Heritage Centre, this year visitors will have a chance to try out the Musical Ride Virtual Reality Experience.  Please join me to celebrate our nation’s 150th Birthday at Government House in Regina,” said the Lieutenant Governor.
Our nation’s highest honour, the Order of Canada was founded in 1967.  The following Members of the Order will join Her Honour for the 150th Birthday cake cutting at 1:00 pm:
Carol Gay Bell (musician)
Vic Cicansky (artist)
Elva Kyle (community leader in health care, the arts, and environmental causes)
Howard Leyton-Brown (veteran and musician)
Ken Mitchell (author)
Robert Mossing (musician)
George Reed (athlete)
Jack Sures (artist)
David Thauberger (artist)
Art Wakabayashi (public servant)
The Levee is free of charge.  Guests have an opportunity to meet the Lieutenant Governor in a receiving line, enjoy refreshments and entertainment, and children can visit the kid’s craft room.  
Free parking will be provided at EVRAZ Place at the Lewvan Drive entrance with a free shuttle service between the EVRAZ parking lot and Government House.
More information contact 306.787.4070, or
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Carolyn Speirs, Communications Manager
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Phone: 306.787.6460
Cell:  306.530.5430

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