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Canada is an Arts Nation, and for 23 years the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards has been celebrating, recognizing and inspiring the performing arts community across the country.

Our 2015 laureates will be announced on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Watch the webcast at nac-cna.ca/ggawards. Tweet with us @GovGPAA #ggawards.

Gala tickets go on sale April 9, the day the 2015 laureates are announced. The Gala is on May 30 at the National Arts Centre.

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2013 Recipients

Dawes, Andrew Andrew Dawes
Classical Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Desrosiers, Jean Pierre Jean Pierre Desrosiers

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Lanois, Daniel Daniel Lanois
Popular Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Lefebvre, Jean Pierre Jean Pierre Lefebvre

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Léger, Viola Viola Léger

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Peterson, Eric Eric Peterson

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Polley, Sarah Sarah Polley

National Arts Centre Award

Thakkar, Menaka Menaka Thakkar

Lifetime Artistic Achievement