Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 06, 2007 16:56 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General Helps Mark Completion of Rideau Hall Facade Restoration

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2007) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond, will help mark the completion of the conservation project for the Mappin Wing front facade of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, on Thursday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. They will be joining Russell Mills, Chair of the National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors, and Micheline Dube, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC.

The conservators, masons and workers who have worked under the leadership of the NCC to complete this significant project will gather with Their Excellencies to recreate a modern-day version of the 1913 photograph entitled "The Workmen That Rebuilt Government House, November 1913."

Rideau Hall is the historic home and workplace of the Governor General. It is open to the public year round and offers various activities such as guided tours of the residence and the grounds. As many as 150 000 people come to Rideau Hall every year to tour the grounds and the residence or to take part in official events.

A detailed fact sheet on the works completed at Rideau Hall is available from the NCC on request.

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