Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 24, 2011 15:57 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Celebrate Members of the Canadian Forces and Veterans in Kitchener and Meet with Caring Community Members in Stratford

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be in Kitchener on Sunday, May 29, 2011, and will visit the City of Stratford on Monday, May 30, 2011.

During this visit, Their Excellencies will be in Kitchener to take part in the "Celebrate Me Home" Weekend, organized by the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. Their Excellencies will attend the musical tribute honouring members of the Canadian Forces throughout Waterloo Region who served in Afghanistan, as well as the sacrifices made by their families. In addition, the tribute will recognize veterans who served in the Second World War, in Korea and in UN peacekeeping missions. A highlight of the musical tribute will be the Governor General's official unveiling of the Kin Canada mural, Portraits of Honour.

The following day, Their Excellencies will visit the City of Stratford where they will meet with the Mayor, His Worship Dan Mathieson, and with community members. As part of this visit, Their Excellencies will have the opportunity to look at how the community supports its philanthropic organizations and volunteers. Their Excellencies will conclude their visit at the opening night of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 59th season, which will feature a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The detailed itinerary for this visit will be published at a later date.

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