Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 16, 2009 10:38 ET

Media Advisory: Annual Inspection of the Guard at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, invites you to join her for the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard, on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The public is invited to attend this event.

Following the inspection, the Governor General will address the members. In the event of rain, the decision to cancel the inspection will be made at 8:30 a.m. on June 18, 2009.

The Ceremonial Guard is a crowd favourite among Rideau Hall visitors. Their scarlet tunics and busbies are a sure sign of summer at the Governor General's residence.


All concerts, tours and activities are free of charge.

The grounds of Rideau Hall are open from 8 a.m. to one hour before sunset.

The Relief of the Sentries is performed every hour on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from June 27 to August 27, 2009.

Rideau Hall is located at 1 Sussex Drive, in Ottawa.

For more information on tours or activities during the summer, please visit the Governor General's website at

Media covering the Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard at Rideau Hall should arrive at Princess Gate no later than 9:45 a.m.

Contact Information