Bruce Kirby appointed to Order of Canada

Bruce Kirby appointed to Order of Canada

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 4 Companions (C.C.), 35 Officers (O.C.) and 86 Members (C.M.). Amongst the 86 members (C.M) was Bruce Kirby who was recognized for his contributions to the world of sailing, notably for his internationally acclaimed sailboat designs

From competing in the 1956 Olympic Games in Australia, creating boats, such as the Laser, to being inducted to the US Sailing Hall of Fame (2012), and Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame (2014). Kirby has contributed a lot of time and energy into the sport of sailing. 

This is well deserved, congratulations Bruce! 

 

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