Saturday, July 21, 2007
Order of Canada
A few weeks ago Leon Rooke received word that he will be getting the Order of Canada. He'll receive it in a ceremony this fall. Congratulations! I can't think of a more deserving gent. Leon is one of Canada's best writers, a mentor to younger writers, a man who has given generously of his talent and time for decades. I'm happy to see that he's getting some acknowledgment for all that he's done.