Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 10, 2007 11:15 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General's Activities in Quebec City from September 9 to 19, 2007

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond, who will be in Quebec City and surrounding area from September 9 to 19, 2007. During their stay, they will listen to the concerns, aspirations and activities of youth, members of the military, and volunteers in the region. Their Excellencies will also host an Open House for the public at the residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle.

The following is an itinerary of the Governor General's activities.


Sunday, September 9

4:45 p.m.

Arrival at the Citadelle of Quebec

The Governor General will be greeted by the commander of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment. Inspection of the guard of honour.

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Monday, September 10

10:00 a.m.

Meeting with the Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec

CLOSED TO MEDIA

2:00 p.m.

Presentation of decorations to the Association des Scouts du Canada

The Governor General will present awards and decorations to Canadian Scouts and troops.

Chapelle du Musee de l'Amerique francaise, 2 Cote de la Fabrique, Quebec City, Quebec OPEN TO MEDIA. See press release from the Association des Scouts du Canada at: www.scoutsducanada.ca. Media interested in covering this activity are asked to contact Madglara Dazulma, at (514) 252-3011 ext. 12 or 1866-297-2688.


Tuesday, September 11

10:00 a.m. (Revised time)

Visit to Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, followed by lunch at the officers' mess and a meeting at the Centre de la famille Valcartier.

The Governor General will visit the Canadian Forces Base and will meet the families of soldiers deployed overseas.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY DURING VISIT OF THE BASE.

Media interested in covering this activity are asked to contact Lieutenant (Navy) Bruno Tremblay, Canadian Forces Base Valcartier at 418-844-5000 ext. 4688. Media are asked to arrive at the main gate of the Garrison for 10 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Visit to the Centre Jacques-Cartier

The Governor General will take part in a discussion with young people at the Jacques-Cartier residential and community centre, a non-profit organization that helps young people aged 16 to 30.

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Wednesday, September 12

10:15 a.m.

Meeting with the Management for the Desjardins Group

Maison historique Alphonse-Desjardins, 6, rue du Mont-Marie, Levis.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY UPON THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S ARRIVAL

3:00 p.m.

Meeting with Quebec representatives for the World Youth Congress

The Governor General will discuss the strategies adopted at the 4th World Youth Congress, which took place in Quebec City in August.

CLOSED TO MEDIA

5:00 p.m.

Meeting with representatives from the Conseil permanent de la jeunesse du Quebec

This council promotes the interests of youth and their contribution to the growth of Quebec society.

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Thursday, September 13

9:30 a.m.

Meeting with the Armed Forces Council

The Governor General, Commander in Chief of Canada, will host the meeting of the Armed Forces Council at the Citadelle in Quebec City. The Armed Forces Council is the senior military body of the Canadian Forces. It meets regularly to advise the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) on broad military matters pertaining to the command, control, and administration of the Canadian Forces and to help the CDS make decisions.

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Friday, September 14

10:00 a.m.

Presentation of credentials

The Governor General will receive the credentials of four new ambassadors to Canada:

- Her Excellency Emilia Maria Alvarez Navarro, Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Costa Rica

- His Excellency Brendon Browne, High Commissioner-designate for the Commonwealth of Dominica (Member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States)

- Her Excellency Edda Mukabagwiza, Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Rwanda

- His Excellency Nokiloas Matsis, Ambassador-designate of the Hellenic Republic

The Citadelle, 1 Cote de la Citadelle, Quebec City, Quebec

OPEN TO MEDIA. A media advisory will follow.

Media interested in covering this activity are asked to contact Lucie Caron, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-8158, or 613-301-7344 (cellular)

1:30 p.m.

Discussion with laureates of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and volunteers from local organizations

The Governor General will meet with laureates of the Caring Canadian Award and young volunteers from certain local organizations to discuss civic engagement.

CLOSED TO MEDIA

3:00 p.m.

Governor General's Caring Canadian Award presentation ceremony

The Governor General will present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to 12 volunteers from Quebec.

The Citadelle, 1 Cote de la Citadelle, Quebec City, Quebec

OPEN TO MEDIA. A press release will follow.

Media interested in covering this activity are asked to contact Marie-Paule Thorn, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569.


Saturday, September 15

2:00 p.m.

Open House at the Governor General of Canada's residence at the Citadelle of Quebec

The public is invited to meet Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond, and to take part in the following activities: tours of the residence, an exhibition on honours and heraldic art, sending messages to members of the Canadian Forces who are deployed overseas, a jazz concert by the Alex Bellegarde Quartet.

3:00 p.m.

Official remarks by Their Excellencies

The Citadelle, 1 Cote de la Citadelle, Quebec City, Quebec

OPEN TO MEDIA. A media advisory will follow.

Media interested in covering this activity are asked to contact Lucie Caron, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-8158, or 613-301-7344 (cellular)


Sunday, September 16

2:00 p.m.

Reception with recipients of the Order of Canada

Their Excellencies will attend a reception with recipients of the Order of Canada to mark its 40th anniversary.

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Monday, September 17 and Tuesday September 18

Meetings with a delegation from La Rochelle, France

Their Excellencies will take part in discussions with a delegation from the city of La Rochelle, France, led by deputy-Mayor Maxime Bono, and representatives from the Societe du 400e anniversaire de Quebec.

CLOSED TO MEDIA


Wednesday, September 19-Thetford Mines

Regional all day visit to Thetford Mines, Quebec

The Governor General will visit the Mayor, Luc Bertholdt, and students from the CEGEP de Thetford.

OPEN TO MEDIA. A media advisory will follow.

Media interested in covering this activity are asked to contact Lucie Caron, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-8158, or 613-301-7344 (cellular)

Contact Information

  • Rideau Hall Press Office
    Lucie Caron
    613-993-8158 / 613-301-7344 (cellular)
    www.gg.ca
    www.citizenvoices.gg.ca
    or
    Press Secretary to the Governor General
    Marthe Blouin
    613-993-0397 / 613-301-3379 (cellular)