For her extensive contributions to sport in Canada as a decorated athlete, fair play ambassador and champion of clean sport, former Olympic cross-country skier and anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott was awarded the Order of Canada.
Scott’s appointment was announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes society; whose innovations ignite imaginations; and whose compassion unites communities.
The three-time Olympian, winner of a gold medal at Salt Lake City 2002 and Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee said:“A huge and heartfelt note of gratitude to all who've written and posted notes of support and congrats on the Order of Canada appointment. What an honour - and what a touching response”, Scott wrote on her twitter page.