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Media Advisory: Their Excellencies to Mark the Beginning of Canadian Cancer Society 2015 Daffodil Month

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/15 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will receive a bouquet of daffodils and pins from two young cancer patients to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society''s Daffodil Month for 2015. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.During Daffodil Month, held every April, Canadians are encouraged ...


31.03.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend National We Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the National We Day event at the Canadian Tire Centre, in Ottawa, on April 1, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. He will share his views on the importance of giving and volunteering in the community before an audience of 16 000 youth and educators. The event will be streamed live online at starting at 9:00 a.m. EST."We Day is a wonderful celebration of giving," ...


30.03.2015

Media Advisory: Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of four new heads of mission on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 2 p.m., at Rideau Hall.Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcomed b ...


30.03.2015

Governor General to Attend State Funeral of Former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/26/15 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and on behalf of all Canadians, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will pay his respects to the founding father and former prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew during a lying-in-State at the Singapore Parliament on Saturday, March 28, and at the State funeral being held at the Cultural Centre of the National University ...


26.03.2015

Governor General to Visit the Quebec Region

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/15 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit the City of Quebec and Wendake from March 25 to 26, 2015."We are looking forward to returning to the Citadelle of Quebec and to meeting with the residents of Wendake," said His Excellency. "Our program will focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, education, volunteerism and mental health."During this visit, Hi ...


24.03.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present Caring Canadian Award to 23 Volunteers at the Citadelle of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General''s Caring Canadian Award to 23 volunteers from various sectors of society, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec.About the Caring Canadian AwardCreated in 1995, the Governor General''s Caring Canadian Award recognizes livin ...


24.03.2015

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/15 -- This year, the theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is "Learning from historical tragedies to combat racial discrimination today."I believe that education is one of the most effective tools against the prejudices that thrive on ignorance and hate, because none of us would want to see the horrors of the past repeated. History provides us with the valuable information we need to make informed choice ...


21.03.2015

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of the Journee internationale de la Francophonie

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/15 -- Millions of people around the world are united by the French language, in which can be found a multitude of wonderful cultures and accents. The Journee internationale de la Francophonie is an opportunity for all of these people to come together, in the richness of diversity, to celebrate a dynamic and colourful language.Whether co-operating on matters of sustainable development, defending education or promoting peace, La Francophonie extends to an ...


20.03.2015

Message From His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of Commonwealth Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/09/15 -- The Commonwealth is an integral part of our collective identity, and its history is deeply intertwined with that of Canada. Since her accession to the Throne, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has played a singular role at the very heart of this organization of 53 member States. She is the main thread, the symbol of unity and strength driving the Commonwealth forward.As The Queen''s representative in Canada, I am delighted to mark Commonwe ...


09.03.2015

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of International Women''s Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/08/15 -- International Women''s Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate how far we have come in achieving gender equality. Although great strides and progress have been made over the years, there remain challenges and obstacles to overcome in order for women to be fully recognized in every sphere of society.Building a better world for all, one that is fairer and more just, is a responsibility we all share. To that end, we must continue to work ...


08.03.2015

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Following the Death of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/07/15 -- My wife, Sharon, and I were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment based at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario. Three of his brothers in arms were injured in this tragic incident, which occurred yesterday in Iraq.We have a deep respect for the men and women who serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. They work daily to defend the values and ideals we hold dear, both here and abroad. T ...


07.03.2015

Governor General to Present 40 Decorations for Bravery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present 40 Medals of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.Created in 1972, Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) re ...


04.03.2015

Governor General to Close the 2015 Canada Winter Games and Visit Haida Gwaii

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will undertake a visit to Northern British Columbia, from March 1 to 3, 2015, during which he will take part in the closing ceremony of the 2015 Canada Winter Games and meet with members of Haida Gwaii communities."As we begin the Year of Sport, I am looking forward to celebrating the efforts, accomplishments and sportsmanship of athletes and volunteers at the 20 ...


27.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, joined by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, will present the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada, at Rideau Hall, on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.Together, they will present the award to one senior executive of the Public Service of Canada who has distinguished himself through a sustained commitment ...


26.02.2015

Governor General Announces the Visit to Canada of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/15 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston announce the visit to Canada of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, from May 27 to 29, 2015.This stay follows the October 2014 visit to the Netherlands by Their Excellencies to mark the70th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt.The detailed schedule of the events will be issued at a later date.Foll ...


26.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Meet with Bill Gates

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will meet with Mr. Bill Gates at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 11:15 a.m."I''m pleased to welcome Mr. Gates to Rideau Hall to discuss matters dealing with Canadian philanthropy. The meeting will be an opportunity to speak about Canada''s commitment and leadership in this area."Last spring, during his visit to the West C ...


24.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 50 Recipients into the Order of Military Merit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 11 a.m.The Governor General will bestow the honour on 2 Commanders, 11 Officers and 37 Members.Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Force ...


24.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Speak During Qikiqtani Regional Teachers'' Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will address over 400 teachers from Nunavut during the Qikiqtani Regional Teachers'' Conference, via telepresence from Ottawa, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. On this occasion, he will also have a chance to engage with participants."Canada''s North itself is something of a giant classroom where the learning never ends-nor should i ...


17.02.2015

Media Advisory: Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/16/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welco ...


16.02.2015

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/15/15 -- Fifty years ago this very day-February 15, 1965-thousands of Canadians gathered on Parliament Hill to watch as our country''s flag was hoisted high and flew for the first time.General the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier, Governor General of Canada at that time, was one of those thousands there that day. As the frigid February winds whipped across the red maple leaf, General Vanier called that new flag a symbol of the unity of purpose ...


15.02.2015

Message From Her Majesty The Queen on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/15/15 -- The Governor General of Canada is pleased to share a message addressed to all Canadians from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada."On this, the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, I am pleased to join with all Canadians in the celebration of this unique and cherished symbol of our country and identity."Elizabeth R.Contacts: Dominique Collin Rideau Hall Press ...


15.02.2015

Message From the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of the Opening of the 2015 Canada Winter Games

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/15 -- I am delighted to have this opportunity to mark the opening of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Being held in Prince George, British Columbia, this celebration of youth, sport and culture will bring together some 2 400 athletes, 1 000 trainers and officials, 4 500 volunteers, and thousands of visitors.The Canada Games are essential to our athletes'' growth and development, allowing them to measure themselves against the best athletes from ...


13.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Celebrate Canada''s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present a series of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 6 p.m.On this occasion, His Excellency will deliver a speech on the importance of collaboration, learning and innovation, and will recognize the work of outstanding and highly promising scientists and e ...


13.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver remarks at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, at Confederation Park, in Ottawa, on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. On this occasion, he will also assist in unveiling a commemorative coin and stamp."The National Flag of Canada is so embedded in our national life and so emblematic of our national purpose tha ...


11.02.2015

Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 46 Recipients Into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, February 13, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 2 Companions, 8 Officers and 36 Members.The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada''s centennial year, to recognize outstandin ...


11.02.2015

Governor General to Present Caring Canadian Awards and to Take Part in the 25th Anniversary of Canada''s Outstanding CEO of the Year Gala in Toronto

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/09/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Toronto on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, to present the Governor General''s Caring Canadian Award to 19 volunteers who have made a difference within their communities, and to take part in the 25th Anniversary of Canada''s Outstanding CEO of the Year Gala.Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.Contacts: Julie Rochel ...


09.02.2015

Termination of Order of Military Merit Appointment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/15 -- Today, the Canada Gazette published a notice advising that the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel Deborah Miller to the Order of Military Merit was terminated onDecember 22, 2014.According to paragraph 25 (1)(c) of the Constitution of the Order of Military Merit, a person''s membership in the Order ceases when the Governor General makes an ordinance terminating the person''s appointment to the Order.The termination of Lieutenan ...


06.02.2015

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of Black History Month

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/01/15 -- For nearly 20 years, February has been designated as Black History Month. I am always pleased to highlight and recognize the tremendous contribution that African-Canadians have made to the development of our vast country.This month, we honour the legacy of men and women whose achievements have been remarkable. On January 21, we also celebrated Lincoln Alexander Day, instituted by the Parliament of Canada to pay tribute to the life and work of Col ...


01.02.2015

Governor General to Attend the Funeral of Joseph L. Rotman

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/15 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the funeral of the late Joseph L. Rotman, O.C., to be held at the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, located at 1950 Bathurst Street, on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. His Excellency will deliver remarks on this occasion."This great Canadian, who was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995, demonstrated ...


30.01.2015

Presentation of Caring Canadian Award During Their Excellencies Visit to Western Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/15 -- During their visit to Western Canada, from January 27 to 29, 2015, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston presented the Governor General''s Caring Canadian Award to 13 volunteers who have made a difference within their communities. The list of recipients and their citations are listed below.About the Caring Canadian AwardCreated in 1995, the Governor General' ...


28.01.2015

UPDATE TO ITINERARY: Their Excellencies to Visit Western Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/25/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is travelling to Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia, to offer his condolences on behalf of Canada following the passing of His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Consequently, he will not be in Calgary on January 27 as previously announced, but Her Excellency''s program will remain. His Excellency will join her in Vancouver (January 28) and in Nanaimo (January ...


25.01.2015

Governor General Travelling to Saudi Arabia Following the Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/25/15 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is travelling to Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia, to offer his condolences on behalf of Canada, on Monday January 26, 2015, following the passing of His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.The Governor General, who left Ottawa on Sunday, will return to Canada on Wednesday to pursue his pre ...


25.01.2015

Governor General to Visit Alberta and British Columbia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/15 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit Alberta and British Columbia from January 27 to 29, 2015."Sharon and I will be conducting visits to the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia that will focus on innovation, education and mental health," said His Excellency. "During our stay, I will have the opportunity to talk about Canada''s innovati ...


23.01.2015

Celebrate Winter at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/15 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston invite the public to get active and come experience various Nordic sports and traditions during Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall, on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Families and sports enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage in physical activity, to spend time outdoors in the fresh air and to embrace healthy l ...


19.01.2015

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief Visits Canadian Forces Station Alert

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/15 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, is visiting Canadian Armed Forces members and civilians at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, Canada''s most northerly military installation, on January 19 and 20, 2015."As governor general and commander-in-chief of Canada, I am pleased to be planning a visit to Alert, the northernmost permanently-inhabited settlement in Canada ...


19.01.2015

James Low Invested Into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/12/15 -- On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Dr. James Low. The private ceremony took place in Kingston, Ontario, on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Dr. Low was appointed on May 8, 2014.James Low has made important and lasting contributions to the history of medicine i ...


12.01.2015

Message From the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of the 200th Birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/11/15 -- One of the Fathers of Confederation, Canada''s first prime minister, a businessman, lawyer and politician, Sir John A. Macdonald left an indelible mark at the heart of our collective heritage.At a time when there was much talk about bringing the British colonies in North America together, he worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork for the great nation that we have since become. Considered the chief architect of our constitution, he had ...


11.01.2015

Official Opening of the Rideau Hall Skating Rink this Weekend

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/15 -- The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that Rideau Hall''s skating rink will open to skaters for the winter season on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (weather permitting).The general public is invited to experience this unique part of Canada''s heritage, which has been associated with the official residence since the time of Lord Dufferin, who was governor general from 1872 to 1878.During the win ...


08.01.2015

Governor General of Canada''s New Year''s Message

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/29/14 -- Happy New Year, Canada!This is a special time of year, when we pause, take stock of where we''ve been, and look ahead to the coming year.For Canada, 2014 was a year of great celebration and commemoration. Canadians marked a number of significant anniversaries. Our accomplishments as individuals, as communities, as a country are many.We live in a society that values fairness, democracy, human rights and diversity, and that is also prospe ...


29.12.2014

Governor General Announces 95 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/26/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 95 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 3 Companions (C.C.), 13 Officers (O.C.) and 79 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.The Order of Canada, one of ...


26.12.2014

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, to Members of the Canadian Armed Forces

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/24/14 -- As commander-in-chief of Canada, it gives me great pleasure to extend my best wishes for the holiday season to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen of the Canadian Armed Forces.I would also like to convey my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your readiness to serve, your steadfast dedication, and the many sacrifices that you and your families have made over the past year, in service to our nation and to humanity.Yours is not ...


24.12.2014

Media Advisory: Their Excellencies'' "Giving Moments" to Families in Need this Holiday Season

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/14 -- With Christmas just around the corner, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will offer a helping hand to people in need on Friday, December 19, 2014, as part of the My Giving Moment campaign.My Giving Moment is a national multimedia campaign that encourages Canadians to give back to their communities, neighbours, charities and causes. Inspired by His Excellency, this campaign ...


18.12.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present Vanier Medal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/15/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2014 Vanier Medal to Lynton "Red" Wilson, retired chair, president and CEO of BCE Inc., and chancellor emeritus of McMaster University. The ceremony will be held at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 10 a.m.On this occasion, His Excellency will recognize and honour Mr. Wilson for his contributions to Canadian public service, whi ...


15.12.2014

Media Advisory: Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/15/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of four new heads of mission on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcom ...


15.12.2014

Media Advisory: Presentation of the Pearson Peace Medal to Nigel Fisher

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/09/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and honorary patron of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), will present the 28th Pearson Peace Medal to Mr. Nigel Fisher during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 2 p.m.Mr. Fisher was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada on September 12, 2014, for his leadership in humanitarian assistance efforts, and for improving ...


09.12.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend the Funeral of Jean Beliveau

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/08/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the funeral of Mr. Jean Beliveau. The service will take place at the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, in Montreal, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 2 p.m."Over the past few days, Canadians have demonstrated the tremendous respect with which they regarded Jean Beliveau, a true hockey legend. This great Canadian, who was promoted to Companion of th ...


08.12.2014

Message From the Governor General on the Occasion of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/06/14 -- December 6, 1989, is a dark day in our nation''s history. Although 25 years have passed since 14 young women were murdered at Polytechnique Montreal, the memory of this tragedy remains undiminished in the minds of Canadians. One thing is certain: we must continue to act to ensure that such tragedies never occur again.Whatever the form, whatever the motives, violence has no place in our society. Fraught with consequences, it destroys ...


06.12.2014

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of International Volunteer Day

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/14 -- As we celebrate International Volunteer Day, I am delighted to recognize the wonderful work of volunteers and supporters who, in their community, province or abroad, are giving of their time, talent or money to improve the lives of those in need.You have likely heard the expressions "a good deed is never wasted" and "one good turn deserves another." I have witnessed these truths first hand countless times during my visits acr ...


05.12.2014

Media Advisory: Gaetan Gervais to be Invested into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/14 -- On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Gaetan Gervais, during a ceremony at Greater Sudbury City Hall, in Ontario, on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. Mr. Gervais was appointed on May 2, 2013.A citizen who is actively involved in his community and ab ...


04.12.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Preside Over a Citizenship Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over a citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. He will be accompanied by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th governor general of Canada, and the founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and by Canada''s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander.Prior to the ceremony, 50 candi ...


04.12.2014

Statement by the Governor General of Canada in Bogota, Colombia, in the Presence of President Santos Calderon

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/03/14 -- I would like to begin by thanking President Santos for inviting my wife, Sharon, and I to Colombia for this State visit. I am delighted to be the first governor general of Canada to visit Colombia.We are pleased to be joined by a talented and dedicated delegation of Canadians who share our goal of strengthening the relationship between our two countries.Canada is committed to fostering lasting relationships in the Americas, and our long associat ...


03.12.2014

Statement by the Governor General of Canada in Santiago, Chile, in the Presence of President Bachelet

SANTIAGO, CHILE -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/14 -- Let me start by thanking President Bachelet for inviting my wife, Sharon and me to Chile for this State visit. We are delighted to be here.We are also pleased to be joined by a delegation of talented and dedicated Canadians who share our goal of strengthening the relationship between our two countries.Yesterday was our first full day in Chile, and we appreciated having the day to recover and get acquainted with beautiful Santiago after our long j ...


01.12.2014

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean Becoming Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie

SANTIAGO, CHILE -- (Marketwired) -- 11/30/14 -- My wife, Sharon, and I extend our warmest congratulations to the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, who will lead the International Organisation of La Francophonie as secretary general.Madame Jean thus becomes the first woman and the first Canadian to fill this role. We are confident that she will fervently and passionately defend not only the French language and culture, but also respect for the shared values of peace, democracy and human rights t ...


30.11.2014

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visits to Chile and Colombia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/27/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be joined by official and accompanying delegations on the occasion of the State visits to the Republic of Chile, from November 29 to December 3; and the Republic of Colombia, from December 3 to 6, 2014.Parliamentarians and Canadian leaders from academic, innovation and business sectors will enhance their relations with their Chilean ...


27.11.2014

Governor General to Undertake State Visits to Chile and Colombia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/27/14 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct State visits to the Republic of Chile, from November 29 to December 3; and the Republic of Colombia, from December 3 to 6, 2014.All timings indicated are in local time zone (Chile Summer Time - UTC/GMT -3 hours; and Colombia Time - UTC/GMT -5 hour ...


27.11.2014

Governor General to Undertake State Visits to Chile and Colombia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/14 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct State visits to the Republic of Chile, from November 29 to December 3; and the Republic of Colombia, from December 3 to 6, 2014."Sharon and I are looking forward to conducting State visits to Chile and Colombia," saidHis Excellency. &quo ...


25.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present the 2014 Literary Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, will present the 2014 Governor General''s Literary Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 6 p.m.His Excellency will honour 14 laureates at the 78th edition of the Awards, in the English and French categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children''s liter ...


24.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 42 Recipients into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 2 Companions, 18 Officers and 22 Members.The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada''s centennial year, to recognize outstandi ...


19.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Open 2014 CBIE Annual Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and patron of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2014 CBIE Annual Conference, at The Westin Ottawa on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 8:15 a.m.CBIE''s 2014 conference theme is The Diplomacy of Knowledge and Our Common Future, a concept increasingly discussed by leaders in education and publi ...


18.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Award the Massey Medal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/17/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and patron of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), will award the Massey Medal during the RCGS Awards Ceremony, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 5 p.m. The event will take place at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, in Ottawa, as the Canadian Space Agency celebrates its 25th anniversary.On this occasion, the 2012 Massey Medal will be presented to Dr. G ...


17.11.2014

Media Advisory: Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/17/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of five new heads of mission on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcom ...


17.11.2014

Media Advisory: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to be Guest Speaker at the Psychology Foundation of Canada''s 10th Annual Breakfast for Champions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/17/14 -- Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will deliver an address at The Psychology Foundation of Canada''s 10th annual Breakfast for Champions, at the Arcadian Court, in Toronto, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 8 a.m.On this occasion, Her Excellency will discuss the importance of building resiliency to achieve good mental health. The Breakfast for Champions also offers networking opportunities to participants and includes an awards ceremony.Abo ...


17.11.2014

Message From the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of National Philanthropy Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/15/14 -- Every one of us has resources at our disposal that allow us to contribute to the common good. Philanthropy is expressed every day through a multitude of concrete actions, be they simple or grand, that make a difference in people''s lives. They are based on the values of mutual assistance, compassion and solidarity, which guide the acts that people perform for others.By making a concerted effort, we can address all of the challenges that ...


15.11.2014

Message From the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of National Philanthropy Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/15/14 -- Every one of us has resources at our disposal that allow us to contribute to the common good. Philanthropy is expressed every day through a multitude of concrete actions, be they simple or grand, that make a difference in people''s lives. They are based on the values of mutual assistance, compassion and solidarity, which guide the acts that people perform for others.By making a concerted effort, we can address all of the challenges that ...


15.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Honour Elite Student-Athletes at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/13/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General''s Academic All-Canadian Commendation for the 2013-2014 season to eight recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 11 a.m.The Governor General''s Academic All-Canadian Commendation recognizes student-athletes who have maintained an average of 80 per cent or higher over the academi ...


13.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Mark the Beginning of The Lung Association''s Christmas Seal Campaign

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/12/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and patron of The Lung Association, will launch the Association''s 2014 Christmas Seal Campaign by receiving a framed copy of this year''s seal at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 10 a.m.During a special presentation, the Governor General will be presented with this year''s Christmas Seal by 14-year-old Xavier Beaucaire and ...


12.11.2014

Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the Occasion of Remembrance Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/14 -- Here is the message from Her Majesty The Queen on the Rededication of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, as delivered by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal during the Remembrance Day ceremony:"Seventy five years ago, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth dedicated this National War Memorial in honour of all those who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. Today it is fitting that, with this ceremony of rededication, we pay tribute to ...


11.11.2014

Remarks by Governor General and Commander-in-Chief on the Occasion of the Rededication of the National War Memorial on Remembrance Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/14 -- At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when the guns of the Great War at last fell silent, the fury of conflict was replaced by a deafening silence.In that fragile gap between the sounds of dying and the cries of relief, we were faced with all we had done, all we had lost, all we had sacrificed.In that silence, we met a truth so obvious and so terrifying we swore we would never take up arms again."One owes respect to ...


11.11.2014

Governor General to Officially Welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/07/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will officially welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence to Canada on Monday, November 10, 2014.The theme of the 2014 Royal Tour is Canada''s Heroes: A Celebration of Canadian Accomplishment and Pride.Members of the public are invited to attend the official welcoming ceremony at the official ...


07.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 50 Recipients into the Order of Military Merit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 11 a.m.The Governor General will bestow the honour on 3 Commanders, 10 Officers and 37 Members.Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces. ...


06.11.2014

Governor General to Visit Toronto and Participate in Educational and Volunteer Events

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Toronto on November 6, 2014.The Governor General will begin his visit by delivering the closing keynote address at the Conference Board of Canada''s 2nd Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2014: Developing the Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada.Later in the afternoon, the Governor General will challenge Toronto commuters at Union Station to ...


04.11.2014

Governor General Dares Canadians To Give

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/03/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is issuing a challenge to all Canadians: dare someone to give with you! Dare2Give, the latest in the My Giving Moment campaign, is an opportunity for Canadians to dare their friends, family and colleagues to donate or volunteer with them. Each time someone gives their time, talent or money, they make Canada a more caring nation.Research shows that one of the main reas ...


03.11.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General''s History Awards to be Presented at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present teachers and other outstanding Canadians with the Governor General''s History Awards for their efforts to further an interest in and understanding of Canadian history and heritage. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.The 19th Governor General''s History Awards honour exce ...


31.10.2014

Governor General of Canada to Welcome the President of the French Republic in Banff and Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome His Excellency Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, during his State visit to Canada, from November 2 to 4, 2014.The visit will begin in Banff, Alberta, on November 2, 2014, where the Governor General will host an official welcoming ceremony and a State luncheon in honour of President Hollande. Prime Minister S ...


30.10.2014

Media Advisory: Be a Part of the Haunted Circus at Rideau Hall this Halloween Night!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/14 -- This Halloween night, clowns, fortune tellers, snake charmers and many other creatures are setting up shop at Rideau Hall!From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., you are invited to explore the Haunted Circus inside the Visitor Centre. Walk around this creepy carnival: make your way through the funhouse maze and past the sword swallower, get your fortune told, and see what other scary characters are waiting for you.Rideau Hall staff will be on hand to distribute g ...


29.10.2014

Speech by the Governor General on the Occasion of the Official Belgian National Commemorative Ceremony of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Ypres-Menin Gate

YPRES, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/14 -- When the first guns sounded 100 years ago, a pall settled over the world: we were at war.Thousands upon thousands served, and many never went home. And those who did were forever transformed.Many others became displaced, or lost their homes, their livelihoods, even their lives during the fighting. Even those not directly in the line of fire lost the normalcy that comes with peacetime. This was, and still is, the cost of war.Nations and governments ...


28.10.2014

Message from the Governor General as Corporal Cirillo is Laid to Rest

YPRES, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/14 -- On this day when we lay Corporal Nathan Cirillo to rest, my wife Sharon and I join with all Canadians in mourning and in gratitude for those who stand guard for our nation.Each day in Canada, we ask members of our security forces to put themselves at risk in defence of our laws, our freedoms and our very lives. As governor general and commander-in-chief, I am always humbled by those who answer the call to serve. And nowhere was this more evident t ...


28.10.2014

The Right Honourable Donald Mazankowski Invested into the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/26/14 -- On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, His Honour, Colonel (Retired) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, presented the insignia of Companion of the Order of Canada to the Right Honourable Donald Mazankowski. The private ceremony took place at Government House, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Mr. Mazankowski was appointed on November 21, 2013.Th ...


26.10.2014

Message from Her Majesty The Queen Following the Tragedy in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/14 -- As Governor General of Canada, I wanted to share a message addressed to all Canadians from Her Majesty The Queen following the tragedy in Ottawa."Prince Philip and I were shocked and saddened by the events in Ottawa yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. ELIZABETH R."Contacts: Marie-Eve Letourneau Rideau Hall Press Office 613-998-0287 ...


23.10.2014

Statement by the Governor General of Canada in Warsaw, Poland, in the Presence of President Komorowski

WARSAW, POLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/14 -- I am very pleased to be here in Warsaw today.Allow me to begin by addressing yesterday''s events in Ottawa.For all Canadians, the violent acts carried out in our capital yesterday were deeply shocking and saddening. My wife, Sharon, and I share this profound sense of sadness. We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Armed Forces, who was killed, and our hearts go out to those who were wounde ...


23.10.2014

Statement from the Governor General of Canada Following the Recent Tragedy in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/14 -- Together with all of Canada, Sharon and I are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of today''s attacks.At this most difficult time, we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family of the Canadian Armed Forces member who was killed in this crisis. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those who were injured today.As governor general and commander-in-chief of Canada, I am grateful for the professionalism and courage of our secur ...


22.10.2014

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General to Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be joined by a delegation on the occasion of a State visit to the Republic of Poland, from October 22 to 26, a visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 26 and 27, and a visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, from October 27 to 29, 2014.Parliamentarians and Canadian public-and private-sector leaders will enhance business, academic, ...


21.10.2014

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the Death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/14 -- It is with great sadness that Sharon and I learned of the senseless act that took the life of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and injured another soldier, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.The members of the Canadian Armed Forces risk their lives every day to serve our nation and defend the values for which we stand. We mourn the loss of a dedicated man in uniform and extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We al ...


21.10.2014

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of Persons Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/18/14 -- On October 18, 1929, thanks to their intellectual competency and their determination, Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards won the long legal battle they had begun to ensure that Canadian women were recognized as persons. In so doing, they opened the doors to the Senate and paved the way for women to take part in all aspects of public life.Eighty-five years ago, those known as the Famous Five achi ...


18.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to be Presented With Symbolic First Poppy of the 2014 National Poppy Campaign

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, will receive the symbolic first poppy of the 2014 National Poppy Campaign from Comrade Tom Eagles, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion. The ceremony will be held at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 3 p.m.Poppies will be available to the general public beginning Friday, October 31, 2 ...


17.10.2014

Governor General to Present 45 Decorations for Bravery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present 45 Medals of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.Created in 1972, Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C. ...


17.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General''s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to five laureates during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 10 a.m.Below is the list of the 2014 laureates of the Governor General''s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case:About the Governor General''s Awards in Commemoration of t ...


17.10.2014

Governor General to Undertake Visit to Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/14 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a State visit to the Republic of Poland, from October 22 to 26; a visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 26 and 27; and a visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, from October 27 to 29, 2014."Remembering the past, Sharon and I will take p ...


16.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Quebec Conference and the 100th Anniversary of the Royal 22e Regiment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will visit the City of Quebec on Friday, October 17, 2014, to take part in a conference on the 150th anniversary of the Quebec Conference and to unveil a statue in memory of General the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier, 19th governor general of Canada, as part of the festivities surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Regiment (R22e ...


15.10.2014

Governor General Announces the President of the French Republic''s State Visit to Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome His Excellency Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, on the occasion of his State visit to Canada, from November 2 to 4, 2014."Sharon and I are truly pleased to welcome President Hollande on the occasion of his State visit to Canada," said the Governor General. "I look forward to discussing the re ...


15.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Officially Launch 2015 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the ceremonial lighting of the torch for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. On this occasion, he will make a special announcement linked to the importance of sport in Canada.The lighting will take place at the Centennial Flame, on Parliament Hill, where His Excellency will be joined by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister ...


14.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Mark the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will deliver remarks on the importance of remembrance and the strong friendship between Canada and the Netherlands as part of the From Memory to Remembrance lecture series at the Canadian War Museum, on October 16, 2014, at 10 a.m.On this occasion, His Excellency Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will present a commemorati ...


14.10.2014

Governor General to Visit Beaconsfield and Inaugurate Heroes Park and Cenotaph

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will conduct a one-day visit to Beaconsfield, Quebec, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, during which he will meet with the Mayor, visit Beaconsfield High School, and inaugurate the Heroes Park and Cenotaph.9:25 a.m.Meeting with Mayor of BeaconsfieldUpon his arrival, the Governor General will meet with His Worship Georges Bourelle, Mayor of Beaconsfield, and with city co ...


10.10.2014

Governor General of Canada Welcomes President of the Republic of Finland

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, will welcome His Excellency Sauli Niinisto, President of the Republic of Finland, and his wife, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, to Rideau Hall, on Thursday, October 9, 2014, on the occasion of their State visit to Canada.The visit will commence with an official welcoming ceremony. During their stay at Rideau Hall, President Niinisto and Mrs. Haukio wi ...


08.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Participate in Panel Discussion at the 2014 Catalyst Canada Honours Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/06/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be a panelist at the 2014 Catalyst Canada Honours Conference on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 3 p.m., at the Fairmont Royal York, in Toronto.His Excellency, joined by Mr. David Jacobson, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, and Mr. David McKay, President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC, will discuss why identifying and developing diverse talent is crucial to Nort ...


06.10.2014

Message from Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston on the Occasion of Mental Illness Awareness Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/05/14 -- Mental Illness Awareness Week, coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, gives us the opportunity to think about those who suffer, often in silence, from mental health problems, and to let them know that they have our support. Over the past four years, we have met a number of people who are struggling with a mental illness. These people generously agreed to share their stories-which were all powerful-and we learned ...


05.10.2014

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present 63 Canadian Honours at the Citadelle of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over two presentation ceremonies of Canadian honours on Friday, October 3, 2014, at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec.During the morning ceremony, at 10 a.m., the Governor General will present the following honours:During the afternoon ceremony, at 2 p.m., he will present 2 Decorations for Bravery and ...


01.10.2014

Governor General Announces the President of the Republic of Finland''s State Visit to Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome His Excellency Sauli Niinisto, President of the Republic of Finland, and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, to Rideau Hall, on Thursday, October 9, 2014, on the occasion of their State visit to Canada."Sharon and I are truly pleased to welcome President Niinisto and his spouse to Rideau Hall on the occasion of their State vis ...


01.10.2014

Media Advisory: Presentation of Credentials at the Citadelle of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of five new heads of mission on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec.His Excellency Per SjogrenAmbassador-designate of the Kingdom of SwedenHis Excellency Selcuk UnalAmbassador-designate of the Republic of TurkeyHis Excellency Motaz Mounir ZahranAmbassador-designate of th ...


01.10.2014

Their Excellencies to Host a Fall Celebration at the Citadelle of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/14 -- As part of the festivities marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Regiment (R22eR), Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston invite the public to join them at the Citadelle of Quebec for the third annual Fall Celebration, Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m."We are delighted to welcome visitors of all ages to the Citadelle for the ...


30.09.2014



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