Winnipeggers named to Order of Canada
Four Manitobans have been appointed to the Order of Canada, the nation's highest honour for lifetime achievement.
The four were among 74 appointments announced this week by Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson.
Journalist Rita Deverell, a former CBC reporter and founder of Vision TV, was named a member in communications. In a release, she is lauded for her "unceasing drive for social justice." Deverell now heads news and current affairs at the Aboriginal People's Television Network.
Leonard Flett was named a member for his work in industry and commerce. Flett, a senior executive with the North West Company, is acclaimed for creating opportunities for and partnerships with aboriginal people and First Nations.
Gerontologist Betty Havens was named a member for her work on the health of senior citizens, including participation for more than 30 years on a study of aging in Manitoba.
Takashi Murakami was named a member for his work in the field of culinary arts. He is commended for using his "creativity and multicultural experience to elevate food preparation to an art form."
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