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Donald K. Tarlton, C.M.

Dorval, Quebec [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 27, 2000; Invested on February 28, 2001

From his modest beginnings, hiring teenage bands for school dances, he has emerged as one of the country's top concert producers. Through his vision, he has transformed several sports arenas, such as the old Montréal Forum and Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, into huge concert venues. A devoted volunteer, he has helped his community by raising funds for the Missing Children's Network and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada. He also produced a concert that benefited flood victims in the Saguenay region.