Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec

Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec

June 20, 2008 13:51 ET

Detailed Itinerary of the Working Visit by Their Excellencies at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, will be at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec, from June 21 to 28, 2008. During their working visit, Their Excellencies will participate in discussions, meetings, activities and protocol ceremonies.

The following activities are scheduled:


Saturday, June 21

National Aboriginal Day Conference: Perspectives, Realities and Strengths of Aboriginal Women

Wendake Tourism Centre, Outdoor Auditorium (100 Bastien Blvd, Wendake, Quebec)

3:30 p.m.

The Governor General will attend a conference which will examine the history and experiences of Aboriginal women in the Americas, their cultures, identity, realities and current experiences. Her Excellency and other panel members will listen to the voices of women from different backgrounds, who are all devoted to justice and equality. These women are representative of Aboriginal women who have preserved their culture and identity over the past 400 years.

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media are invited to cover the Governor General's speech and the conference.


Sunday, June 22

Closing Mass of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress

Plains of Abraham

11:00 a.m.

Their Excellencies will attend the closing mass of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress. This open-air mass will be celebrated on the Plains of Abraham.

OPEN TO MEDIA


Monday, June 23

Opening ceremony of the XXVIIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

Centre des congres de Quebec (1000 Rene-Levesque Est Blvd., Quebec)

10:00 a.m.

As honorary patron of the XXVIIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences, the Governor General of Canada will deliver the opening address. The goal of the International Congress is to promote knowledge of the genealogical and heraldic sciences and bring together genealogists and heraldic specialists to share and discuss their research methods and results. The year 2008 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, of which the Governor General is Chief.

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media can cover the Governor General's speech.


Tuesday, June 24

Inspection of the guard of honour of the Royal 22e Regiment

The Citadelle

10 a.m.

The Governor General will inspect the guard of honour, Royal 22e Regiment, on the parade square of the Citadelle in Quebec.

OPEN TO MEDIA

Arrival of ships from the Grande Traversee de l'Atlantique (Great Crossing of the Atlantic)

Port of Quebec, Pier 21 (Place de la marine marchande)

4:00 p.m.

Their Excellencies were in attendance when the ships left the Bassin des Chalutiers in La Rochelle, France, on May 8, to begin the Grande Traversee. Once again, Their Excellencies will be on hand to welcome the sailors upon their arrival in the Port of Quebec.

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media can cover the ships' arrival and the Governor General's speech.


Thursday, June 26

Presentation of credentials

The Citadelle

9:30 a.m.

During a ceremony, the Governor General of Canada will receive the credentials of new high commissioners and ambassadors.

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media can cover the ceremony and are asked to be on hand by 9:15 a.m.

Vernissage of The Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana: Early Impressions of Quebec

The Citadelle

4 p.m.

Their Excellencies will open the new exhibit entitled, The Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana: Early Impressions of Quebec. Born in Quebec and settled in Great Britain, Peter Winkworth amassed a considerable number of prints, watercolours, drawings, lithographs, etchings and oil paintings over a 45-year period. This exhibit will include an exceptional collection of works illustrating Quebec's history.

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media are invited to attend a preview of the exhibit to be conducted by the Manager of Art and Photography at Library and Archives Canada at 3 p.m. The ceremony will also be open to media.

This exhibit has been made possible through the collaboration of Library and Archives Canada.


Friday, June 27

Presentation of Military Valour and Meritorious Service Decorations

The Citadelle

2 p.m.

The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada will present Military Valour Decorations and Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) to members of the Canadian Forces.

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media can cover the ceremony and are asked to arrive by 1:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

Open House

The Citadelle

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Their Excellencies invite visitors to discover the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec during their Open House. The theme of this public activity will be the 400th anniversary of the founding of the City of Quebec. Visitors will be entertained by rhythmic musical offerings and fascinating exhibits, and can sample sweet treats prepared by Rideau Hall chefs. A complimentary shuttle service will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. (departing the Plains of Abraham, Ontario Street)

OPEN TO MEDIA - Members of the media can cover the event and their Excellencies' remarks around 3 p.m.

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