Celine Dion gets top Order of Canada honour


Global News

QUEBEC – It’s taken five years, but singing star Celine Dion has attended a ceremony to pick up a medal elevating her within the Order of Canada.

The pop star was at the Governor General’s Quebec City residence today to receive the award, a day before her concert at the nearby Plains of Abraham battlefield.

It’s a rare appearance outside Las Vegas for the Quebec-born star, who is in the midst of a three-year stint at Caesar’s Palace casino.

It was announced in 2008 that Dion would be elevated to the highest rank of the Order of Canada, that of Companion. She was initially named to the order in 1998, at the lower rank of Member.

She picked up the prize during a ceremony today at the Citadelle with her husband-manager Rene Angelil, who has now received a medal as Member of the Order of Canada.

Angelil thanked his wife…

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