April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala

Celebrating Canada's Highest Honour in the Performing Arts

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Celebrate Canada's most inspiring performing artists at a star-studded Gala featuring incredible performances and tributes. From the pre-show reception with complimentary culinary creations and Canadian wines, to the pomp and circumstance around the arrival of the Governor General, to the champagne after-party, you will quickly understand why this is THE event of the spring season.

6:30pm: Cocktails and canapés
7:00pm: Red carpet arrivals
8:00pm: Performance
10:30pm: Champagne, Desserts, Dance

Join the VIP Party!

For more information, please visit ggpaa.ca
Stay Connected:  @GovGPAA  #ggawards

Need English or French Translation during the show?

Acquire a simultaneous translation headset:
Please visit the receiver distribution area (in the main lobby opposite the red stage) were we will have a person standing by who, in exchange for a major piece of ID, will provide to you, at no cost, a receiver and headset. During the event, you will select channel 1 for English and channel 2 for French interpretation.
Once the event is over, return your receiver and headset to the same location to retrieve your ID.
Enjoy the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in English or French!

2016 recipient: Susan Aglukark © Denise Grant
2016 recipient: Ben Heppner © Kristin Hoebermann
2016 recipient: Marie Chouinard © Richard-Max Tremblay
2016 recipient: Robert Lantos © Sabrina Lantos
2016 recipient: Suzanne Lebeau © François-Xavier Gaudreault
2016 recipient: John McKellar © Megan Tracy
2016 recipient: Michael Bublé (to be awarded in 2017) © Warwick Saint