November 18, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will present Canada’s top history honours to outstanding Canadians during a ceremony taking place at the historic Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec.
The Governor General’s History Awards celebrates the achievements of history teachers, scholars, authors, community groups, and museums from across Canada who share a passion for history and for making a difference in their communities.
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
Notes for Media:
- To guarantee your access to the ceremony, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Media are asked to arrive no later than 10.30 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
- Please note masks are mandatory.
- Photos of the ceremony taken by the Governor General’s official photographer will be made available upon request.
About the Governor General’s History Awards
The Governor General’s History Awards, which are presented in partnership with Canada’s History Society, recognize recipients’ efforts to further an interest in Canadian history and heritage, and to honour exceptional achievements. The awards recognize excellence in five categories: Community Programming, Museums, Popular Media, Scholarly Research, and Teaching.
About the Citadelle of Québec
The historic Citadelle of Québec is an inhabited fortress encompassing over 300 years of Canadian history. This National Historic Site, which overlooks the St. Lawrence River, includes the Musée Royal 22e Régiment.
To cover the award presentation at the Citadelle of Québec:
Rideau Hall Press Office
For more information on the awards or to arrange interviews with recipients:
Canada’s History Society