Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 17, 2007 12:16 ET

Governor General to Visit Thetford Mines, Where She First Arrived in Canada in 1968

QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Monsieur Jean-Daniel Lafond, are continuing their stay Quebec City on September 17 and 18, 2007. On Wednesday, September 19, 2007, the Governor General will visit Thetford Mines, Quebec, where she will be greeted by His Worship Luc Bertholdt, Mayor of Thetford Mines, and will visit students at the Cegep de Thetford.

The following is an itinerary of the Governor General's activities.

Monday, September 17

10 a.m.

Meetings with a delegation from La Rochelle, France

Their Excellencies will take part in discussions with a delegation from the city of La Rochelle, France, led by deputy-Mayor Maxime Bono.

CLOSED TO MEDIA

Tuesday, September 18

10 a.m.

Meetings with a delegation from La Rochelle, France and representatives of the Societe du 400e de Quebec

Their Excellencies will take part in discussions with a delegation from the city of La Rochelle, France, led by deputy-Mayor Maxime Bono, and representatives from the Societe du 400e anniversaire de Quebec.

CLOSED TO MEDIA

5 p.m.

Private meeting with Mrs. Segolene Royal, President of the Region of Poitou-Charentes, France

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Wednesday, September 19-Thetford Mines

Regional visit to Thetford Mines, Quebec

11 a.m.

Arrival at Thetford Mines City Hall

His Worship welcomes Her Excellency.

144 Notre-Dame West, Thetford Mines, Quebec

OPEN TO MEDIA

11:15 a.m.

Private meeting with the Mayor

CLOSED TO MEDIA

11:30 a.m.

Meeting with City Council

Both the mayor and the Governor General will say a few words.

144 Notre-Dame West, Thetford Mines, Quebec

OPEN TO MEDIA

Noon

Private meeting with the mayor and residents of Thetford Mines

Lunch hosted by the mayor and attended by residents who represent today's Thetford Mines.

CLOSED TO MEDIA

2 p.m.

Visit to Cegep de Thetford

Discussion with students at the Cegep de Thetford on the theme of "Living Together." There are over 60 students from Reunion attending the Cegep de Thetford this year. The discussion will focus on setting down roots, an openness to the world and the benefits of such exchanges to the health of our communities. These international students came to Quebec as a result of a co-operative agreement between the province's ministere de l'Immigration et des Communautes culturelles and the Conseil regional de l'Ile-de-la-Reunion.

671 Frontenac Boulevard West, Thetford Mines, Quebec

OPEN TO MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Marthe Blouin
    Press Secretary to the Governor General
    613-993-0397/613-301-3379 (cellular)
    or
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    Lucie Caron
    613-993-8158/613-301-7344 (cellular)
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