Media Advisory - Governor General to Attend Indspire Awards Ceremony

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver remarks at the Indspire Awards Ceremony. The event will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 8:30 p.m., at the National Arts Centre, in Ottawa.

"As patron of Indspire, it is an honour to take part in this celebration of First Nations, Métis and Inuit achievement and excellence," said the Governor General. "The individuals being recognized with these awards are outstanding leaders in a wide range of disciplines. They are helping to transform their communities and all of Canada for the better."

About the Indspire Awards
For the past 24 years, the Indspire Awards have celebrated the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada by fostering self-esteem and pride within the Indigenous community and by providing outstanding role models for their youth. The awards recognize the success of individuals who have the discipline, drive and determination to set high standards and accomplish their goals. For more information, please visit

Media wishing to attend the event are asked to confirm their attendance in advance
with Anne Marie Gabriel from Indspire and
arrive at the National Arts Centre
no later than 8 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Melanie Primeau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569, 613-618-2691 (cell),; Anne Marie Gabriel, Indspire, 226-920-5928,

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