September 03, 2010
Lemieux Gets Order Of Canada
Mario Lemieux was awarded the Order of Canada on Friday. The Order of Canada is the ultimate honour a Canadian citizen can receive. It recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Lemieux is one 191 athletes to receive the honour. Other hockey players/builders include Syl Apps, Marcel Aubut, Jean Beliveau, Toe Blake, Butch Bouchard, Bobby Clarke, Phil Esposito, Wayne Gretzky, Doug Harvey, Abby Hoffman, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Gordon Juckes, Red Kelly, Guy Lafleur, Roger Nielson,, Willie O'Ree, Bobby Orr, Sam Pollock, Maurice Richard, and Serge Savard.