Westmount, Quebec – 30 December 2020: The RMR congratulates former Honorary Colonel Andrew Molson for being named a Member of the Order of Canada “For his commitment to business, and for his philanthropy in support of Montréal’s education, arts and health sectors”, by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada.
Andrew Molson was first appointed as an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in 2007 and then was later appointed as the Honorary Colonel of The Royal Montreal Regiment in 2013, with his service to the regiment totalling a dozen years. He was a driving force behind the RMR’s successful Centennial activities in 2014, as well as the RMR Museum’s education outreach program that has now reached more than 30,000 students in more than 75 schools across the province of Quebec since launching in 2018: jemesouviens.org.
Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit www.gg.ca/en/honours.