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Presentation of the 2010 Vimy Award

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November 17, 2010

Governor General to Present the 2010 Vimy Award to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) Institute’s annual Vimy Award Dinner. The ceremony will be held in the LeBreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 7 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., His Excellency will deliver a speech and present the 2010 Vimy Award to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s 26th governor general. 

About the CDA Institute and the Vimy Award
The CDA Institute is dedicated to increasing public awareness of Canada’s security situation and the vital role that is played by the Canadian Armed Forces in our society. Since 1991, the annual Vimy Award has recognized one Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation. For more information about the CDA Institute, please visit


Media wishing to cover the event are asked
to contact the CDA Institute.

Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office

Peter Forsberg
Media Relations
CDA Institute