Order of Canada marks 50 years with quintessential Canadian additions

Actor Mike Myers and his wife Kelly arrive for a State Dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the White House in Washington. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Andrew Harnik)

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press, June 30, 2017 

OTTAWA — Peter McAuslan was 21 in 1967 when he took three weeks to hitchhike from Vancouver to Montreal, stopping in local pubs to watch the Stanley Cup final along the way.

The trip across the country tied together hockey, beer and Canada’s centennial.

Five decades later, McAuslan will be recognized for his efforts to grow the Canadian beer industry as his name is added to the cornerstone of the Canadian honours system, one that’s celebrating a milestone anniversary of its own on Saturday.

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