2014 Recipients

Bissonnette, Anik

Anik Bissonnette

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

For Anik Bissonnette, dance is the most complete form of expression, and the one that has always defined her. Though she retired from the stage in 2008, she still thinks like a dancer—that is, like an athlete and an artist.

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Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

With sales of more than four million records and an unprecedented eleven JUNO Awards, Blue Rodeo have established themselves as one of Canada’s leading contemporary rock bands.

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Carver, Brent

Brent Carver

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

One of Canada’s most versatile actors, Brent Carver is known for the sensitivity, emotional honesty and charisma he brings to every role, from Shakespeare classics to new Canadian works, and from intimate cabaret performances to blockbuster musicals.

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Jackson, Tom

Tom Jackson

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

For over 40 years, First Nation artist Tom Jackson has used his talents as a film and television actor, singer songwriter and producer not only to build an award-winning career, but to effect social change and help people in need.

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Lecavalier, Louise

Louise Lecavalier

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Louise Lecavalier is one of this country’s most admired and respected contemporary dancers.

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Sutto, Janine

Janine Sutto

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Janine Sutto is one of Canada’s most celebrated and respected actresses. In a career spanning over 70 years, this brilliant artist has played hundreds of roles on stage, radio and television.

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Giguère, Jean

Jean Giguère

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Jean Giguère stands out for her passionate commitment to the arts, her expertise in board governance, her forthright approach, and her success in building partnerships at the provincial and national level.

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Schultz, Albert

Albert Schultz

National Arts Centre Award

Albert Schultz is the founding artistic director (1998) of the acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre Company, North America’s only year-round repertory company, and the general director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, a performing arts, education and community outreach facility in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

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RECIPIENT DIRECTORY

Canadian artists have received Governor General's Performing Arts Awards since 1992. Artists are recognized from a variety of disciplines for lifetime achievements; having had an extraordinary performance year or for voluntarism in the performing arts. Get to know more about the outstanding recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

Disclaimer: All biographical details correct at the time of the honour.

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Hutt, William (1920-2007) (1992)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Lloyd, Gweneth (1921-1993) (1992)

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Dance Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Michel, Dominique (1992)

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Broadcasting Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Palomino, Mercedes (1913–2006) (1992)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Peterson, Oscar (1925-2007) (1992)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Simoneau, Léopold (1916–2006) (1992)

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Classical Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement
Jewison, Norman (1992)

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RJH Award
Maheu, Gilles and CARBONE 14 (1992)

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NAC Award