Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 14, 2012 10:48 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend a Diamond Jubilee Gala in Toronto

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2012) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Diamond Jubilee Gala: A Life of Service to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Hosted by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the event will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 8:15 p.m., at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto.

With Peter Mansbridge as emcee, the gala will feature performances by some of Canada's best-known artists, including Susan Aglukark, Molly Johnson, Ben Heppner and Gordon Lightfoot. During the evening, over 600 recipients will be presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Governor General will also deliver remarks on this occasion.

For more information on the Diamond Jubilee Medal, please visit

Media are invited for a photo opportunity of the red carpet arrival at 6:45 p.m., at Roy Thomson Hall (100 Simcoe Street).

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