|Printemps department store, Paris. Interior design and photo by Yabu Pushelberg|
90 people have just been appointed to the Order of Canada, including four Canadians who are either directly or indirectly involved in the world of retailing. The winners include:
- 1) Jeanne Beker, fashion television personality, author, newspaper columnist and fashion brand founder,
- 2) George Yabu and 3) Glenn Pushelberg of international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, responsible for some of the world's finest store interiors, and
- 4) Sobeys Inc. founder and arts philanthropist Donald Sobey.
For those unfamiliar, the Order of Canada is awarded each year to Canadians who are considered to have attained a high degree of merit, an outstanding level of talent and service, or an exceptional contribution to Canada and to humanity. It was established in 1967 and close to 6,000 Canadians have received the award to date.
The following is a brief description of each of the four winners:
|Jeanne Beker [Image Source]|
|George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg [Image Source]|
|Donald Sobey [Image Source]|
[Article Source: CBC]