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Jacqueline Clay Shumiatcher Invested into the Order of Canada

November 9, 2017

Jacqueline Clay Shumiatcher Invested into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA—Today, on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Jacqueline Clay Shumiatcher. The ceremony took place at the Conexus Arts Centre, in Regina. Mrs. Clay Shumiatcher was appointed on May 11, 2017. 

Jacqueline Fanchette Clay Shumiatcher, C.M., S.O.M.
Regina, Saskatchewan 

Jacqueline Clay Shumiatcher’s philanthropic record is legendary in Saskatchewan. For decades, through her generosity and personal involvement, she has played a significant role in developing and supporting a diverse range of cultural and social organizations. Passionate about the arts, she has contributed her time, energy and financial support to numerous institutions, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the University of Regina and the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Her sustained philanthropy has contributed to the vitality of the province’s arts and culture scene.

During the day, the Lieutenant Governor also presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) on behalf of the Governor General to close to 50 deserving recipients from the province.

About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order in the last 50 years. 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”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information, visit  


Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-9166 (office) 

Carolyn Speirs
Office of the Lieutenant-Governor
306-787-7716 (office)

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