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Étienne Gaboury to Receive the Order of Canada

November 15, 2010 6:10 AM | News

The Royal Canadian Mint is one of several local buildings designed by Manitoba architect Étienne Gaboury. (CHRISD.CA)

Famed Manitoba architect Étienne Gaboury is one of 41 lucky recipients to be receiving the Order of Canada in Ottawa this week.

Gaboury’s work includes the Royal Canadian Mint, the Saint Boniface Cathedral, Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge and several other iconic landscape-changing designs.

The 80-year-old Franco-Manitoban believes place, cultural identity and sunlight play important roles, integrating and celebrating them in his works.

Gaboury will receive the honour during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, November 17 led by Governor General David Johnston.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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