Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 17, 2012 09:09 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Meet Students of Vaughan Road Academy in Toronto

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2012) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit Vaughan Road Academy, in Toronto, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 1 p.m.

The Governor General will meet with students and teachers leading Pocket Change Heroes, a campaign aimed at raising money to build schools in Africa through Free the Children, an international charitable and educational organization. His Excellency will then meet with the Grade 10 classes studying civics to talk about his mandate and the reasons why he selected philanthropy and volunteerism as one of his pillars. His remarks will then be followed by a question-and-answer period with the students.

About Vaughan Road Academy

Vaughan Road Academy is a Toronto District School Board school in the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood. The school is recognized for its student and teacher involvement in important social issues. For more information, visit

Media wishing to cover this event must contact Mr. Joseph Santalucia in advance.

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Contact Information

  • Julie Rocheleau
    Rideau Hall Press Office

    Joseph Santalucia
    Principal, Vaughan Road Academy