Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 30, 2008 17:14 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Officially Launch Winterlude 2008

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2008) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter Marie-Eden, will launch the 30th edition of Winterlude. The opening ceremony of this winter festival will take place on Friday, February 1, 2008, at the Snowbowl stage, located on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

During the ceremony, Her Excellency will deliver remarks and break the ice ribbon to officially launch the celebrations and activities planned throughout Canada's capital region.

2008 Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall: Join in the fun!

As a collaborator of Winterlude, Rideau Hall is pleased to present the 7th edition of Winter Celebration on Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to come to the governor general's residence to enjoy what winter has to offer and to participate in free interpretive and outdoor activities.

Among the many activities Rideau Hall has in store, children and the young at heart will enjoy dogsledding and snowshoeing, as well as skating on the historical outdoor skating rink. Don't miss this fun family outing!

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