FROM THE ARCHIVE: There are many ways to change the world. March in a protest. Love someone. Make a movie. Watch one. Sarah Polley has done these things. The filmmaker has been appointed one of the country’s highest honours: an Officer of the Order of Canada.

As far as Pierre is concerned, bring on the piercing whine of engines, gruelling corner manoeuvres, brutal g-force of acceleration, exhausting heat, intense braking, gas fumes and sweat.