Friday, July 22, 2011

Order of Canada, 1960s

As of 2011, the Order of Canada has been awarded to 5,948 Canadians from coast to coast since 1967.

There are 113 women who were either born in Ottawa or resided in Ottawa at the time of their award or investiture in the Order of Canada (according to the Governor General's website). They are presented here according to the decade of their investiture. Please note that this group includes Ottawa, Nepean, Vanier, Kanata, Gloucester and Orleans. (to be updated in order to include 2011)

The 1960s recognized the significant achievements and remarkable service of 8 women who have a connection to Ottawa through place of birth or place of residence. They are:

Kathleen Fenwick. For her role as curator of prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Canada, and being largely responsible for developing the collection into one of the finest of its kind. 1968.

Nancy Greene-Raine. For her services to sports, particularly skiing. 1967.

Elizabeth MacCullum. For her achievements in various posts in the Canadian Diplomatic Service. 1967.

Elizabeth H. Morton. For her contributions to the develonment of library science in Canada over a period of 40 years. 1968.
Adelaide Sinclair. For her contributions to Canada as former Director of the Royal Canadian Naval Service and later as Deputy Director of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. 1967.
Elaine Tanner. For her achievements in swimming.1969.
Pauline Vanier. For her humanitarian work. 1967.
Charlotte Whitton. For the important causes she supported with great vigour and for her contributions as Founder and Director of the Canadian Welfare Council. First woman Mayor of Ottawa. 1967.

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