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GGPAA Press conference: March 9, 2017 at The Canada Council for the Arts offices.

GGPAA Gala Tickets go on sale March 9, 2017 at noon.

Save the date for the 2017 Gala, June 29th at the National Arts Centre.

Tweet with us @GovGPAA #ggawards.

The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards are pleased to welcome Birks as presenting sponsor for the GGPAA Gala.

Recipient news

Condolences to the family and many friends of actor, director, and humanitarian Joy Coghill. She will be missed. 

Congratulations to Denis Villeneuve on his two Critic's Choice awards, his BAFTA, and his award of excellence from the Toronto Film Critic's Association.

Kudos to Alanis Obomsawin on receiving both the Prix Albert-Tessier and the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award.

Bruce Cockburn is back in the studio, and will be hosting songwriter's circles at the Juno Awards in Ottawa in 2017. He was just named to the first ever People's Voice Award at Folk Alliance International.

Find out what's new with our recipients and more on our blog.

2015 Recipients

Egoyan, Atom Atom Egoyan

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Boudreau, Walter Walter Boudreau
Classical Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Leblanc, Diana Diana Leblanc

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

McLachlan, Sarah Sarah McLachlan
Popular Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Thomson, R. H. R. H. Thomson

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Koerner, Michael M. Michael M. Koerner

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Vallée, Jean-Marc Jean-Marc Vallée

National Arts Centre Award