Stan Bevington appointed to Order of Canada!
Coach House founder and 'head coach' Stan Bevington has been appointed to the Order of Canada!
On July 1 (Canada Day), Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Stan Bevington, master printer and literary publishing champion, was among the appointees – a list which also includes hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, theatre artist Robert Lepage, broadcaster Jay Ingram and the man behind the Giller Prize, Jack Rabinovitch, among others.
Bevington, who founded Coach House Press in 1965, can still be found toiling away at the Coach House, designing books and handling the imposition for all Coach House print jobs. Stan has been awarded several previous honours for his contribution to Canadian printing and publishing, including multiple Alcuin Society citations for excellence in book design, the William Kilbourn Award (which celebrates 'an individual whose work is a celebration of life through the arts in the City of Toronto') and the Janice E. Handford Small Press Award, in recognition of his advancement of the cause of small and literary Canadian publishing.
Coach House is thrilled and humbled by the appointment. Next time you see Stan at a Toronto arts event, be sure to congratulate him!