New Brunswick

4 New Brunswickers named to Order of Canada

Former New Brunswick lieutenant governor Graydon Nicholas has been named to the Order of Canada, along with Ilkay Silk, Tim Borlase and Madeleine Delaney-LeBlanc.

Graydon Nicholas, Ilkay Silk, Tim Borlase, Madeleine Delaney-LeBlanc among 113 new appointees

Former N.B. Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas has been named to the Order of Canada. (Keith Minchin/Canadian Press)

Former New Brunswick lieutenant governor Graydon Nicholas has been named to the Order of Canada, along with Ilkay Silk, Tim Borlase and Madeleine Delaney-LeBlanc.

They are among the 113 new appointees announced Thursday by Governor General David Johnston.
Longtime theatre director Ilkay Silk has been named a member of the order of Canada. (Twitter)

Nicholas, a Maliseet First Nation lawyer and judge, was the province's lieutenant governor for five years, beginning in 2009. 

He was made a Member of the order of Canada, "For his contributions to the people of New Brunswick as a lawyer, judge, lieutenant governor and Indigenous leader," according to a statement from the office of the governor general.

Other members named on Thursday include:

  • Timothy Borlase, of Pointe-du-Chêne and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., "For his contributions to arts, music and drama initiatives, particularly for youth, in communities across Labrador and New Brunswick."
  • Madeleine Delaney-LeBlanc, of Shediac, the first chair of the province's now-defunct Advisory Council on the Status of Women, "For her contributions to the advancement of social justice in New Brunswick, particularly her work on behalf of women's rights."
  • Ilkay Silk, of Fredericton, longtime drama co-ordinator for St. Thomas University, "For her contributions to arts and culture organizations in New Brunswick, particularly for her work with youth in theatre."

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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