On November 27, 2020, the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, appointed Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to the Order of Canada for unparalleled excellence in ice dancing and for inspiring the next generation of Canadian figure skaters.
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.
The County of Middlesex and the Municipality of Middlesex Centre wish to celebrate the outstanding achievements and community contributions of Tessa and Scott. Throughout their ice dancing career they have shared their enthusiasm and talents with young skaters in our community and beyond. The Village of Ilderton and the entire County have been joyful and proud to share in their successes on and off the ice.
On behalf of the County of Middlesex and the Municipality of Middlesex Centre, Warden Cathy Burghardt-Jesson and Mayor Aina DeViet are pleased to recognize the achievements of these incredible Canadians, and congratulate them on their well-deserved appointment to the Order of Canada.