Presentation of Order of Canada to Don Archibald - 4 February 1998

Donald C. Archibald and GG Roméo LeBlanc


Mr. Donald C. Archibald
  • Deceased
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  Member of the Order of Canada
    • Awarded on: October 23, 1997
    • Invested on: February 4, 1998
This Ontario meteorologist played a significant role in the introduction of scientific observation practices which led to the development of modern Canadian weather forecasting and analysis. His successful drive to establish a meteorological reporting network for the original Western Air Mail Weather Service was later expanded to include remote Commonwealth air training bases. He was a leader in the creation of a string of weather stations in Canada's high Arctic which greatly improved our aerial ice reconnaissance and defence capabilities.

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