Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 23, 2014 10:36 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General of Canada to Welcome President of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2014) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome His Excellency Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt, to Rideau Hall, on September 24, 2014, on the occasion of their State visit to Canada.

The following events will take place at Rideau Hall:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Official Welcoming Ceremony

An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany will conduct an inspection of a guard of honour. The Governor General and the President will then offer remarks.
Rideau Hall Grounds

OPEN TO MEDIA

2 p.m.

Meeting Between the Governor General and President Gauck

Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall

PHOTO OP - At the beginning of the meeting

2:30 p.m.

Expanded Meeting with President Gauck and German Delegation

The Governor General and the President will continue their discussions in an expanded meeting with members of the official German delegation and business leaders to explore future collaborations between Canada and Germany.
Large Dining Room, Rideau Hall

PHOTO OP - Official remarks at the beginning of the meeting

3 p.m.

Ceremonial Tree Planting

The President and Ms. Schadt will plant a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate their State visit to Canada. The tree will be a bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa), which is the national tree of Germany. It will be planted on a section of the Trans Canada Trail that runs through the grounds of Rideau Hall.

Rideau Hall Grounds

PHOTO OP

7 p.m.

State Dinner

In honour of the President and Ms. Schadt's visit to Canada, Their Excellencies will host a State dinner at Rideau Hall.

Ballroom, Rideau Hall

OPEN TO MEDIA - Photo op prior to the dinner at 6:40 p.m., in the Reception Room. Official remarks at the beginning of the State dinner, in the Ballroom.

Media accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the Official Welcoming Ceremony.

For more information on accreditation, please contact Mr. Terry Guillon, Chief of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, at 613-992-4511 or pressres2@parl.gc.ca.

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