Tegan and Sara, Murray McLauchlan, and Angela Hewitt are amongst the new recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards announced today (May 8) in Ottawa. They will be honoured at an Ottawa gala on June 2.
Pop songwriters and activists Tegan and Sara are getting the National Arts Centre Award for their musical success as well as their advocacy work for equality, gender justice, and progressive social change.
McLauchlan and concert pianist Angela Hewitt both receive a lifetime artistic achievement award. Also receiving this honour is SCTV producer Andrew Alexander, Quebec actress Genevieve Bujold, National Arts Centre president Peter Herrndorf, and dancer and choreographer Ginette Laurin.
More on the Awards here Sources: CP, CBC News