NAC is extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until June 30

GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY AND GALA POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021

OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards until Spring 2021.

After exploring various options, it has been decided that the celebration weekend will be postponed until Spring 2021 to ensure that Canadians can celebrate our impressive GGPAA laureates at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic will be behind us. We will share the confirmed date of the 2021 celebrations at a later date.

In the meantime,we encourage you to watch the touching and memorable short tribute films on past laureates created by the National Film Board: https://www.nfb.ca/channels/governor_generals_awards/

ABOUT THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS

Created in 1992 under the distinguished patronage of the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, then-Governor General of Canada, and his wife Gerda, these prestigious awards are presented annually to Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched the cultural life of our country. Nominations for these highly acclaimed awards are submitted by members of the public to recognize artists who have made a lifetime commitment and contribution to the performing arts in Canada.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Annabelle Cloutier,
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs  

National Arts Centre

613-301-2764

annabelle.cloutier@nac-cna.ca

Andrea Ruttan,
Communications Strategist
National Creation Fund
343-998-4244
Andrea.Ruttan@nac-cna.ca

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