Paul Henderson for the Order of Canada
On Thursday afternoon, September 28, 1972, at approximately 2:30pm EST Paul Henderson scored the most important goal in the history of the sport of hockey and in doing so this goal has become known as the number one sporting moment in Canadian history. The goal, scored with 34 seconds to play in the 8th and final game of the Summit Series capped a series in which Henderson scored a total of seven goals including the game winners in the final three contests. In fact the final goal is regarded as one of the top historical moments of all time in Canadian history, sports aside. the Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Paul Henderson is long overdue to receive the Order of Canada for his play in not one but two major international hockey series, the 1972 Summit Series and the 1974 WHA-Soviet Series but more importantly for his efforts on behalf of his team, his sport and his country during a series that rocked the hockey world and the political world during the tumultuous Cold War era. Please sign this petition if you feel Paul Henderson should be invested with the Order of Canada.