Sandra Oh Appointed to the Order of Canada
The actor and 84 other performers, athletes, experts and advocates have been newly named to Canada's highest civilian honour
Published Jun 29, 2022As if her status as a national treasure wasn't already cemented, Sandra Oh is among the new crop of appointees to the Order of Canada.
Governor General Mary Simon announced a total of 85 leaders across the fields of film, music, science, politics, business, academics, sport and culture newly named to Canada's highest civilian honour. Oh has been appointed as an officer of the order for demonstrating exceptional onscreen talent — in shows like Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy — and service to Canadians.
Elsewhere, independent label Attic Records founder Al Mair has been appointed as a member of the order. Mair has worked in the music industry since he began selling records after school at age 12 and went on to help launch many careers, including managing Gordon Lightfoot for eight years.
"There was a lot of negativity among broadcasters that Canadian artists were second-rate and weren't good enough," Mair told City News. "It was a real challenge to convince the broadcasters and it took literally decades before Canadian artists were fully accepted by the broadcast industry."
See the full list of newly appointed performers, advocates, athletes, experts and more below.
Companions of the Order of Canada:
Frank Hayden (This is a promotion within the order)
Peter Russell (This is a promotion within the order)
Donald Savoie (This is a promotion within the order)
Officers of the Order of Canada:
The Honourable Ethel Blondin-Andrew
Robert Davidson (This is a promotion within the order)
Donald Enarson (deceased)
Members of the Order of Canada:
R. Jamie Anderson
Hereditary Chief Stephen Augustine
Elder Reg Crowshoe
Elder Rosemary Crowshoe
Staff Sgt. Gary Goulet (Retired)
Sister Margaret Hughes
Sister Bernadette Mary O'Reilly
Elder David Perley
Elder Imelda Perley
G. Ross Peters
The Honourable Anne Russell
Lorraine M. Wright