2018 Recipients

Alexander, Andrew

Andrew Alexander

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Andrew Alexander is a prolific theatre, film and television producer, notably of The Second City—the world’s premier improv comedy club, theatre and school—and the award-winning sketch comedy show “SCTV.”

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Bujold, Geneviève

Geneviève Bujold

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Geneviève Bujold has appeared in more than 70 films in both English and French, and her intensity, passion, and luminous screen presence have earned her international acclaim and numerous awards.

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Herrndorf, Peter A.

Peter A. Herrndorf

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Peter A. Herrndorf has devoted his career to journalism, broadcasting and the arts in Canada.

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Hewitt, Angela

Angela Hewitt

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Angela Hewitt is widely considered the leading Bach pianist of our time. Known for her clarity, precision and vast repertoire, she has performed in recital and with major orchestras around the world.

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Laurin, Ginette

Ginette Laurin

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Hailed internationally as one of Canada’s foremost choreographers, with more than 50 works to her credit, Ginette Laurin is a pioneer of the contemporary dance movement in Quebec.

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McLauchlan, Murray

Murray McLauchlan

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s leading singer–songwriters. Known for his socially conscious songs, he achieved wide acclaim for his 1972 breakthrough single “Farmer’s Song.”

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Junca Adenot, Florence

Florence Junca Adenot

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

In a prolific career spanning over 45 years, Florence Junca Adenot has held leadership roles in arts and culture, university administration, public transit, and heritage preservation.

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Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

National Arts Centre Award

Tegan and Sara have sold more than one million albums and performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from the 2015 Academy Awards telecast to major festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury.

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RECIPIENT DIRECTORY

Canadian artists have received Governor General's Performing Arts Awards since 1992. Artists are recognized from a variety of disciplines for lifetime achievements; having had an extraordinary performance year or for voluntarism in the performing arts. Get to know more about the outstanding recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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Charlebois, Robert Charlebois, Robert (1994)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Franca, Celia (1921-2007) Franca, Celia (1921-2007) (1994)

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Dance Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Hyland, Frances (1927-2004) Hyland, Frances (1927-2004) (1994)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Papineau-Couture, Jean (1916-2000) Papineau-Couture, Jean (1916-2000) (1994)

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Classical Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Young, Neil Young, Neil (1994)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Kolber, Sandra (1934-2001) Kolber, Sandra (1934-2001) (1994)

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RJH Award
Lepage, Robert Lepage, Robert (1994)

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NAC Award
Chiriaeff, Ludmilla (1924-1996) Chiriaeff, Ludmilla (1924-1996) (1993)

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Dance Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Haig, Don (1933-2002) Haig, Don (1933-2002) (1993)

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Film Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Marshall, Lois (1924-1997) Marshall, Lois (1924-1997) (1993)

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Classical Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Mercure, Monique Mercure, Monique (1993)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Vigneault, Gilles Vigneault, Gilles (1993)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Cohen, Leonard (1934-2016) Cohen, Leonard (1934-2016) (1993)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Chalmers, M. Joan (1928-2016) Chalmers, M. Joan (1928-2016) (1993)

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RJH Award
Bouchard, Michel Marc and Les Deux Mondes Bouchard, Michel Marc and Les Deux Mondes (1993)

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NAC Award
Hutt, William (1920-2007) Hutt, William (1920-2007) (1992)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Lloyd, Gweneth (1921-1993) Lloyd, Gweneth (1921-1993) (1992)

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Dance Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Michel, Dominique Michel, Dominique (1992)

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Broadcasting Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Palomino, Mercedes (1913–2006) Palomino, Mercedes (1913–2006) (1992)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Peterson, Oscar (1925-2007) Peterson, Oscar (1925-2007) (1992)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
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