February 11, 2019
OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the insignia of Officer of the Order of Canada to Ms. Antoinette Myers. The private ceremony will take place today in Toronto, Ontario.
Antoinette Myers, O.C.
Filmmaker Toni Myers has been a pioneer of the motion picture industry for 50 years. A producer, editor and masterful storyteller, she is renowned for her IMAX features about earth and space. Her award-winning films, notably The Dream is Alive, Destiny in Space and Blue Planet, have moved and inspired worldwide audiences of all ages, taking them deep under the sea and far into space. Her body of work has showcased the vastness and beauty of the universe and has encouraged us to care more about our planet.
About the Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”).
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.
Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours.
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