Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 29, 2009 11:32 ET

Governor General Attends the RCMP Sunset Ceremonies

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter, Marie-Eden, will attend the annual Sunset Ceremonies featuring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride, at the RCMP stables of the Canadian Police College, in Ottawa, on June 29, 2009.

The Governor General is the honorary commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. She will tour the grounds accompanied by Commissioner William J.S. Elliott and attend the Musical Ride and Sunset Ceremony. It will also be the occasion to celebrate the RCMP Foundation and the 20th Anniversary of International Police Peace Operations.

About the Canadian Sunset Ceremonies

Since 1988, the Canadian Sunset Ceremonies are an annual event offering the RCMP a way of thanking the community for its support, as well as means of providing the public with an opportunity to see the Musical Ride. The 2009 Ceremonies' theme is "Helping Children and Youth Realize their Full Potential". For more information about the 2009 Canadian Sunset Ceremonies, visit

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