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Celine Dion Honored by Canada

Celine Dion is still beloved in her home country, where she'll accept its highest honor -- the Order of Canada. It'll happen in a ceremony today (Friday) in her native Quebec.

Dion will be named a Companion, which is the highest level of honor available to civilians from Canada. A citation from the office of the Governor General praises her as "an extraordinary ambassador for Canada" and lauds her "compassion, generosity and commitment to a number of social and humanitarian causes."

To that end, Celine has donated $100,000 to a fund benefiting those affected by the Lac-Megantic train disaster that killed 50 people in Quebec earlier this month.

Source: CBC

Filed Under :
Topics : Human Interest
Location : Quebec
People : Celine Dion