Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 28, 2011 14:16 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Launch Christmas Lights on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2011) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will take part in the 27th edition of the Christmas Lights Across Canada lighting ceremony on Parliament Hill, on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 6 p.m.

From December 1, 2011, to January 7, 2012, over 300 000 multicoloured lights will illuminate sites along Confederation Boulevard, including Parliament Hill, national museums, institutions, monuments, embassies and other prominent landmarks.

About the Christmas Lights Across Canada Program

Launched in 1985 by the NCC, the Christmas Lights Across Canada program was created to liven up the winter months and kick off the holiday season in Canada's Capital Region. Every year, each province and territory decorates its capital city and holds its own lighting ceremony as part of this nationwide effort. Thousands upon thousands of holiday lights illuminate the country from coast to coast to coast.

For more information on the Christmas Lights Across Canada program, members of the public may contact the NCC at 613-239-5000 or toll-free at 1-800-465-1867, or visit the NCC's website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca. TTY (text telephone for the hearing impaired) is available at 613-239-5030 or toll-free at 1-866-661-3530.

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