Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 42 recipients from various sectors across the country on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. On this occasion, the Governor General will present 19 Meritorious Service Crosses and 23 Meritorious Service Medals.
Receiving an award locally is explorer James Raffan who served as executive director of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario, from 2006 to 2014, rescuing it from near bankruptcy and transforming it into the vibrant cultural attraction it is today. He laid the groundwork for a new facility and set the course for the museum to become a national institution that celebrates the lasting impact canoes have had on shaping our nation.
For more information about James Raffan, visit here.