OTTAWA December 31, 2012 Congratulations to six-time Paralympian Arnold Boldt (Saskatoon, SK) on his appointment to Officer of the Order of Canada, announced Dec. 30 by the His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
Boldt is being honored for his achievements in sport and for his contributions as a role model for people with disabilities. The appointment to the Office of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.
A one-legged high jumping legend, Boldt competed in 1976 in Toronto, in 1980 in Arnhem, in 1984 in New York/Stoke Mandeville, in 1988 in Seoul and in 1992 in Barcelona, winning seven gold and one silver medal overall.
He made his Paralympic debut in para-cycling at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, placing 12th in both the individual time trial and individual pursuit.
The Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 5 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
For more information on the Order of Canada, please visit: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14904