Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 25, 2013 09:35 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Deliver Opening Address at the Final Canada 150/2017 Starts Now Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the opening address at the final Canada 150/2017 Starts Now Conference on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa.

On this occasion, the Governor General will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing Canada as we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation, as well as of the great potential this milestone represents.

Organized by CBC/Radio-Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and VIA Rail Canada, and co-hosted by CBC's Evan Solomon and Radio-Canada's Emmanuelle Latraverse, this event will summarize what has been learned throughout the Canada 150/2017 Starts Now series of conferences.

About Canada 150/2017 Starts Now:

Developed to inform and inspire, the Canada 150/2017 Starts Now conferences sparked local, regional and national conversations around what 2017 means, and how we should celebrate Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation. The series ran from April to June 2013 and brought together citizens and leaders from communities across every region of the country. For more information on this conference series and finale event, please visit:

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