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Order of Canada

Raffi Cavoukian, C.M., O.B.C.

Mayne Island, British Columbia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on June 20, 1983; Invested on October 5, 1983

While singing for nursery-school youngsters in Toronto, Raffi discovered his natural rapport with children. High-quality recordings of his songs have made him a household name throughout the country. While entertaining children, he has been able to convey to them the fundamental and lasting values in which he so firmly believes.