Summerside, P.E.I. - Three Islanders have been added to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours.
Governor General Julie Payette announced the 125 newest recipients to the Order of Canada on Friday.
This years recipients include P.E.I.’s Allan Andrews, from Cornwall, Raymond Murphy, from Charlottetown, and Basil Stewart, from Summerside.
Andrews was appointed to the Order of Canada for his involvement in Canadian hockey, as well as his renowned leadership, mentorship and training abilities on and off the ice.
Raymond Murphy is a recipient for his excellence in business and community leadership in P.E.I., notably as an advocate for healthy communities.
And Basil Stewart has been appointed for his contributions leading to economic growth and development on the Island, and for his commitment to a range of regional and national boards.
Since the Order of Canada’s inception in 1967, almost 7,000 people from all walks of life have been recognized for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
The three Islanders will be awarded their honours at ceremonies to take place later in the year.