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Shania Twain will receive this country's highest honour for lifetime achievement when she is invested as an officer of the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa tomorrow.

Twain, who was in New York as a presenter at the Country Music Awards Tuesday when the announcement was made, will be one of 43 people to be honoured by Governor-General Michaëlle Jean.

Other notable Canadians being honoured (most of whom were announced in August) are choreographer James Kudelka, abstract artist Rita Letendre, speed skater Catriona Le May Doan, former B.C. premier David Barrett, actress Rita Lafontaine and children's performer Heather Bishop.The announcement from the Governor-General's office says Twain's "rags-to-riches story . . . has become legendary.