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Order of Canada medals at the investiture ceremony at Winnipeg’s Fort Garry Hotel on Saturday November 30, 2002. (Marc Gallant/CP)
Order of Canada medals at the investiture ceremony at Winnipeg’s Fort Garry Hotel on Saturday November 30, 2002. (Marc Gallant/CP)

Order of Canada

Little-known Canadians receive big honour Add to ...

Among the 91 people on the Order of Canada honours list released Sunday, a slate that swells twice a year, once at the new year and once around Canada Day, there are a few big names: Indigo CEO Heather Reisman, hockey player Paul Henderson, Montreal Canadiens legend and former MP Ken Dryden. But many more won’t be familiar to most Canadians; these otherwise everyday people who have had an important impact on their country in fields as diverse as the arts, athletics and academia. From a world-traveller who has developed programs to deliver nutrients to children in the Third World to a Nova Scotian sculptor tethered to traditional techniques, here are five of them.

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