Toronto, ON – May 25, 2011 – Fontana North Distribution wishes to congratulate Robbie Robertson on his investiture as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The investiture ceremony will be presided by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and will take place at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa on May 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).
Robertson is being recognized for his accomplishments and contributions to Canadian culture. He began his rise to stardom as a founding member of The Band, later embarking on a successful solo career that broadened to include film scores, acting, producing and musical collaborations. Through a fertile blending of diverse musical styles, he has introduced Native music to a much wider audience. His album Music for the Native Americans helped to showcase the work of other Native artists on the international music scene. By transcending cultural and geographical barriers, he stands as a model for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists alike.
For those unable to attend, a live webcast of the Order of Canada investiture ceremony will be available at www.gg.ca, on May 27, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). For additional information on the Order of Canada, please visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=72.For more information on Robbie Robertson:
Kat Stewart, Fontana North Distribution
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