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Governor General honours finest Canadian History Teachers

October 12, 2001

OTTAWA - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History at Rideau Hall, tomorrow, Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m.

The Award is a program administered by Canada's National History Society. Every year, the award recognizes a teacher who has inspired and challenged students about Canadian History.

The winner of the award will be announced at the ceremony. This year's finalists are:

Place of residence
Yolande Amyot, Paul-André Boudreau and Isabelle Paquet St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. Secondary 3-5 teachers
Richard Beardsley Richmond, B.C Social Studies teacher - grade 9 and 11
Jan Beaver Toronto, Ont. Specialist in aboriginal history
Kathy Farrell and Jackie Underhill Edmonton, Alta. Social Sciences and Language Arts teachers- grades 7-9
Mel Greif Toronto, Ont. Senior History teacher
Rick Homan Lethbridge, Alta. Senior Social Studies teacher
Jean Léger Deux-Montagnes, Que. Secondary 4 teacher
Ken MacDonald Albert Bridge, N.S. Elementary teacher - grade 6
Georgina McMurchy-Barber Vancouver, B.C. Elementary School teacher
Dalia Naujokaitis Ottawa, Ont. Elementary teacher - grades 4-6
Diane Rodewoldt Princeton, B.C. Social Studies teacher - grade 8-11
Dean Stevens Fort McMurray, Alta. Social Sciences teacher - grades 7-8

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Media information :
Geneviève Bouchard or Marilyne Guèvremont,
(613) 998-0287 or (613) 993-8157 www.gg.ca

Communications Matters, Deirdre Van-Lane,
(416) 599-9229, ext 4 http://www.e-mediakits.com/GGHistoryAward/

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