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September 30, 2005

Canadian Jazz Artists Oliver Jones, kd. lang honoured at The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

Written by
cindy mcleod

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards celebrate Canadian performers who have enriched our lives while they pursued their dreams. Created in 1992 under the patronage of the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934-2002), then Governor General of Canada, the Awards recognize artists who, over a lifetime of achievement, have made an indelible contribution to Canada’s cultural life. Each year, candidates for the Awards are nominated by members of Canada’s performing arts community and the general public. These national Awards are conferred in the realms of theatre, dance, classical music and opera, radio and television broadcasting, popular music, and film.

The Awards are presented to the recipients by Her Excellency the Governor General at a special ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 4th, 2005. The following evening, the recipients are celebrated at a tribute gala at the National Arts Centre.

Tickets for the 2005 Awards Gala (November 5, 2005) are $175.00, $98.50, and $79.50 (taxes included), and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets.

2005 Award Recipients
Peter Boneham
Jackie Burroughs
Marcel Dube O.C.
Oliver Jones O.C.
Raymond Levesque
Moses Znaimer

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts
Gail Asper

National Arts Centre Award
k.d. lang O.C.

For more information visit http://www.bce.ca/ggawards

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