Mar 26, 2014
By Michael Kramer
The 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards have been announced.
Among the winners is noted Metis actor Tom Jackson and Toronto rock band Blue Rodeo.
British Columbia actor and Tony award winner Brent Carver has also been recognized – with a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award.
Other winners include Quebecers -Anik Bissonnette, who is a dancer and a teacher – as well as dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier and actress Janine Sutto.
The GG laureates were announced at ceremonies today in Toronto, Montreal, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Calgary and Winnipeg.
Actor Albert Schultz, who is the founding artistic director of Toronto’s renowned Soulpepper Theatre Company was also honoured with the National Arts Centre Award.
The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards were founded in 1992.
They’re given to Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched the country.