Governor General's message
Welcome to the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Legacy Interviews. The inaugural interviews took place at Rideau Hall on May 9, 2014. Included here, by way of introduction, is a video of His Excellency, Governor General David Johnston, speaking about the importance of the performing arts and Canada as an Arts Nation.
The 2016 laureates were interviewed by GGPAA Foundation board members Denise Donlon and Paul-André Fortier.
Our laureates spoke about what the award means to them and they discussed what advice they had received about life in the performing arts. They also offer advice to those wishing to be involved in the arts as performers or supporters.
The 2016 interviews took place on Saturday, June 11 at the Westin Ottawa and included the 2016 laureates and a number of past recipients who were in town for the Gala. Camera and editing were provided by Mick Gzowski and sound by Jerry Turchyn.
So sit back and enjoy insights, advice and even a few laughs.