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Order of Canada

Myra A. Freeman, C.M., O.N.S., M.S.M.

Halifax, Nova Scotia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 10, 2008; Invested on May 15, 2009

For more than 35 years, Myra Freeman has been inspiring Nova Scotians with her enthusiasm, energy and enduring commitment to community service. This dedicated volunteer and educator is highly regarded for re-invigorating the role of lieutenant-governor. She undertook various activities to engage her fellow citizens, opening up Government House to the public and implementing many initiatives to showcase the talents and leadership capabilities of Nova Scotia's young people. She continues to champion causes in support of education, youth, culture and heritage, and is actively involved in strengthening the relationships between the Canadian Navy and the broader community.