June 29th… Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced new appointments to the Order of Canada. Michelle is one of them!
The list of appointees, with short citations, can be found https://www.gg.ca/en/media/news/2022/appointments-promotions-order-canada
The Order of Canada is one of our highest honours. Created in 1967, it honours people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations and whose compassion unites our communities.
More than 7 600 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order of Canada. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order:
MICHELLE WINS A GOLD MEDAL AT THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP IN ROME!
Wildlife & Adventure Photographer
MICHELLE’S HIGHLIGHT GALLERIES
CANADA POST STAMPS
Michelle is honoured to have 4 Canada Post stamps that feature her images of a polar bear, Kermode bear, black bear and most recently, a snowshoe hare.
Both stamp series feature multiple images in the background of the booklets and collectible items.
Then I thought about photographers like Ansel Adams and you.
With your powerful photos of the North and Ansel’s, I figured out what it is – It’s like the landscapes are looking at me!!
Not me looking at them. Same as the animals.
You have a gift
Thank you, Michelle, for all the myriad ways you make this world a better place; from Project North to Planet Hope to your exquisite wildlife and landscape photography, you bring light, hope, life, optimism, and love to everything you do. You are both an artist and a humanist. JW
Jon Park Wheeler
MICHELLE’S INSTAGRAM FEED
Canadian Wildlife Photographer
New Member of the Order of Canada
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