Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 06, 2009 11:11 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present the First General Romeo Dallaire Award for Scouts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada and Chief Scout, will present a series of awards to the Association des scouts du Canada at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at 10 a.m.

The Governor General will present awards to two groups of young recipients as well as to 26 individual members of the Association des scouts du Canada. The General Romeo Dallaire Award for scouts will be presented for the first time. One of the highest honours of the scouting movement, this award recognizes young people, 14 years of age and above, who have successfully completed exceptional projects that promote peace, equity and harmony between women and men, generations and peoples.

A media schedule for the presentation ceremony is attached. Media interested in covering this event are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office before the day of the ceremony. For a complete description of the awards, names and citations of recipients, please visit www.scoutsducanada.ca (French only)


Annex A- SCHEDULE

Members of the media are asked to observe the following schedule:

9:30 a.m.: Arrival of media

10:00 a.m.: Arrival of the Governor General

The Governor General speaks

10:04 a.m.: Mr. Gaudreau, President of the Association des Scouts du Canada, speaks

The Governor General presents recipients with their decorations

11:15 a.m.: National anthem - End of ceremony

11:20 a.m.: Media interviews with recipients

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