Heather Menzies received notice on July 5, 2013, that she would receive the Order of Canada to honour her contributions to public discourse.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, bestowed the honour on 35 Members and 10 Officers.
His Excellency presents the MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA insignia to Heather Anne Menzies, C.M.
The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canadas centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG
“Ottawa’s Order of Canada recipients“, Ottawa Citizen, article by Robert Bostelaar, May 7, 2014.
The Governor-General’s Announcement on June 28, 2013.
Announcement in the Canada Gazette on July 6, 2013.
“Thirteen from National Capital Region among new Order of Canada appointees,” Ottawa Citizen article by Gemma Karstens-Smith on July 5, 2013.
“Author and Commons team member Heather Menzies receiving Order of Canada,” Gabriola Sounder News on July 9, 2013.
In November 2007, Concordia University awarded Heather Menzies Honourary Doctorate.