Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 19, 2014 10:19 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General of Canada to Welcome President of the Republic of Korea at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will welcome Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, at Rideau Hall, on September 21 and 22, 2014, on the occasion of her State visit to Canada.

The following events will take place at Rideau Hall:

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4 p.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. The President of the Republic of Korea will conduct an inspection of a guard of honour. The Governor General and the President will then offer remarks.
Rideau Hall Grounds
4:30 p.m.
Meeting between Their Excellencies and President Park
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OP - At the beginning of the meeting
7 p.m.
State Dinner
In honour of the President'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.
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:20 a.m.
Ceremonial Tree Planting
President Park will plant a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate her State visit to Canada. The tree will be a bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), which was chosen for its adaptability, strength and longevity, similar to the relations between Canada and Korea.
Rideau Hall Grounds

Accredited media 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 the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or

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