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West Canadian's George Brookman Appointed to the Order of Canada


Member of the Order of Canada

West Canadian Digital Imaging is proud to announce that our Owner and Chairman, George Brookman, has been appointed to the Order of Canada by the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM ("They desire a better country").

George is recognized by the Order for his commitment to local business initiatives, and for his multifaceted contributions as a Calgary community leader. Some of his recent community leadership roles include: Director of the Field of Crosses, a veteran's memorial tribute in Calgary; Chairman of Breakfast on the Bridge fundraisers in support of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre; Ambassador for the Salvation Army's Day of 1,000 Lunches; and Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Calgary Stampede.

"To be recognized among thousands of inspiring Canadians is an honour that is both humbling and overwhelming," says George. "This is such a proud moment not just for me, but for my family, friends, colleagues and the many people who have made the journey with me. It’s a true recognition of the importance of community, particularly at this difficult time."

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Those who bear the Order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada. Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

Congratulations to the 114 appointees announced today!

For more information on the Order of Canada and recent appointees, click the link below.


Kathy Knowles

Ken and I are very happy for you. Well-deserved that's for sure.You have always been a wonderful energetic community champion. Keep up the good work!

Joanne Hansen

George, both Tim and I are so happy to hear that you have been honoured with this distinguished award and into a Club of incredible Canadians who think about this great Country and Community we live in. Calgary is fortunate to have you as our mentor in community giving. Truly proud of your involvement of Breakfast on the Bridge which helps so many of our Veterans and their families. Thank you on behalf of out family for your great work and Congratulations to your induction into the Order of Canada 🍁 🇨🇦

Shael Gelfand

Congratulations George on this well deserved honour. Thank you for all your contributions to our city and country.

Scott Hutcheson

Nobody I know is more deserving than George Brookman. Congratulations fine gentleman, our country is lucky to have you serving its citizens every day.

Tim Anderson

George; we’ve met on a number of occasions. Back in 1980 when you did a seminar on commercial real estate that I had organized at CREB, you made a comment that one of the most dangerous things invented to make realtors sloppy or perhaps it was lazy or both, was the photocopier/Xerox. In many respects you were right and you were an imposing presence back then. It’s interesting then and perhaps ironic that you’ve put your career mark on Calgary in a form of copying business. In any case, very well done!! Delighted to see this recognition you so much deserve.! Tim Anderson

Sheila Grocott

Congratulations on your honour! Well deserved. I read the article to my 98 year old Mom! Sheila

John Brydson

George, what a wonderful honor, many congratulations from myself and Donna. I still remember the morning we walked around downtown Calgary as you pointed out the many many projects and improvements you had been involved in. For me you will always be “Mr Calgary” 😉 Best wishes, jb.

Jane Mugford

Congratulations George! For all of the years I worked for you, you consistently were looking out for the community, both what was publicly known and also the WC community, often quietly helping employees in need. This is very well deserved.
Jane Mugford



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