One of Canada’s most esteemed rock bands, The Tragically Hip, received the Order of Canada this morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario.

Tragically Hip Order of Canada
(Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presents the insignia of the Order of Canada to members of the Tragically Hip Johnny Fay, left to right, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday Nov. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)


Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gord Sinclair accepted the highest honour on Friday morning, being presented The Order Of Canada, and making it the first appearance by the band since the passing of Gord Downie on October 17, 2017.

The office of the Governor General read aloud, “The Tragically Hip has been one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands for over 30 years. From hockey to history, the band’s lyrical references to Canadian topics created a sense of what it’s like to love—and live in—this country. The band’s place in the heart of our music scene is reflected in its numerous accolades and its legions of devoted fans.”



Gord Downie received special recognition for his leadership in Indigenous issues during a ceremony in June.



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