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Tegan & Sara, Murray McLauchlan Receive Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

The pop duo receives the National Arts Centre Award and the veteran songsmith joins Angela Hewitt in being honoured with a lifetime artistic achievement award. All will be celebrated at an Ottawa gala on June 2.

Tegan & Sara, Murray McLauchlan Receive Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

By FYI Staff

Tegan and Sara, Murray McLauchlan, and Angela Hewitt are amongst the new recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards announced today (May 8) in Ottawa. They will be honoured at an Ottawa gala on June 2.


Pop songwriters and activists Tegan and Sara are getting the National Arts Centre Award for their musical success as well as their advocacy work for equality, gender justice, and progressive social change.

McLauchlan and concert pianist Angela Hewitt both receive a lifetime artistic achievement award. Also receiving this honour is SCTV producer Andrew Alexander, Quebec actress Genevieve Bujold, National Arts Centre president Peter Herrndorf, and dancer and choreographer Ginette Laurin.

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More on the Awards here  Sources: CP, CBC News

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