Montreal—Winners of the Governor General Performing Arts Awards were announced at a news conference at the PHI Centre in Montreal. The 2015 laureates for the highest honour in the performing arts in Canada are:
Walter Boudreau, C.M.
Composer, conductor and artistic director
Atom Egoyan, O.C.
Film and stage director, visual artist and screenwriter
Actress and director
Sarah McLachlan, O.C.
Singer, songwriter, musician and humanitarian
R.H. Thomson, C.M.
Actor, director, producer and arts advocate
Filmmaker, recipient of the NAC Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement over the past performance year.
Michael M. Koerner, C.M.
Winner of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts
The 2015 laureates were announced via live stream at events in Montreal, Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. The NAC will host a gala celebration to mark the outstanding contribution of these artists on Saturday, May 30 in Southam Hall. Tickets are available here.