Order of Canada Recipient, Howard Soon

Posted Jul 2nd, 2019 in News Articles

CGCN Director Howard Soon named to the Order of Canada

We are thrilled to announce CGCN Director Howard Soon of Kelowna, British Columbia was named as a Member of the Order of Canada for his leading role in shaping, expanding and elevating British Columbia’s wine industry. 

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, on June 27th, 2019 announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 5 Companions (C.C.), 21 Officers (O.C.), including 1 Honorary Officer, and 57 Members (C.M.). Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order of Canada. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). The striking six-point white enamel insignia they wear symbolizes our northern heritage and our diversity, because no two snowflakes are alike.

From Our Team

  • Canada's wine industry generates revenues of $1.2 billion and employs over 5,600 people. Exports of wine in 2016 equaled $133.6 million
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