Governor General to present History Awards

November 20, 2023

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 at Rideau Hall.

2023 Governor General’s History Awards recipients

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Tent room, Rideau Hall

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
  • Media are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
  • 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
Created in 1996, the Governor General’s History Awards honour excellence in educational and public programming about our history and heritage. The awards celebrate the very best in Canadian achievements to ensure our national past has a vibrant presence in our society today.

The Governor General’s History Awards are administered by Canada’s National History Society, in partnership with the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Museums Association.

Find more information about the Governor General’s History Awards

Media information
Rideau Hall Press Office

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