the man

Bruce Kirby grew up sailing on the Ottawa River and now at age 88, has been invested into the Order of Canada for his contributions to the sport. When Kirby received the call in December that he would become a Member of the Order, he said he had to hang up and call Rideau Hall to make sure someone wasn’t pranking him.
“I was stunned, quite surprised but very happy,” he said. The Order of Canada is one of the highest civilian honours and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication and service to the country.
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