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Canadian Heritage

October 21, 2009 17:30 ET

Government of Canada Announces Opportunities for Canadians to Participate in the 2009 Royal Visit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today provided information on opportunities for the public to become active participants in the upcoming Royal Visit to Canada by Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (November 2–12).

"I am delighted that Canadians will become involved in this visit, as they always do, to help celebrate with their Royal Highnesses our country, our identity and our collective pride." said Minister Moore.

"The 2009 Royal Visit, with its numerous and varied events, will enable Canadians to join with the Royal Couple in celebrating who we are and to honour those among us who make us proud." added Minister Moore. "This includes the gallant men and women of the Canadian Forces, and of course, our cherished veterans to whom we pay even greater homage at this time of year as we approach Remembrance Day."

The following are just a few of the events where Canadians can see or meet the Royal Couple:

  • November 2: The official welcome to Canada will be held at 5:15 p.m. at Mile One Centre in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • November 5: The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, will present colours to the Toronto Scottish Regiment and the Royal Regiment of Canada at 5:00 p.m. at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario.
  • November 6: The official welcome to British Columbia will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the provincial Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia.
  • November 10: The Prince will visit the Biodome in Montreal, Quebec, at 3:20 p.m.
  • November 11: The Royal Couple will participate in the National Remembrance Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in Ottawa, Ontario.

The complete itinerary will be announced next week.

Over the past 40 years, The Prince of Wales has often visited Canada. This is his 15th visit. His last visit was in 2001, when he toured the National Capital Region; Regina, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia, and Saskatoon in Saskatchewan; and Whitehorse and Mayo in Yukon.

This will be the first official visit to Canada for The Duchess of Cornwall.

For more information, consult the Royal Visit 2009 website at www.royalvisit.gc.ca.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca

    or

    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca