Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 24, 2007 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: The Governor General and Mr. Lafond to Welcome the President of the Republic of Hungary

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will receive His Excellency Laszlo Solyom, President of the Republic of Hungary, during his State visit to Canada. The President, who will be in Ottawa on April 25 and 26, 2007, will participate in the following events with Their Excellencies:

Wednesday, April 25

9:45 a.m. - Official welcoming ceremony

Due to rehabilitation work currently being done on the front facade of Rideau Hall, the official arrival ceremony, with military honours, will be held outside near the front of Rideau Hall.

OPEN TO MEDIA- Media are asked to be in place no later than 9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - Welcoming remarks

The Governor General will offer remarks, in the Tent Room at Rideau Hall, to which the President of the Republic of Hungary will reply.

10:15 a.m. - Meeting between Their Excellencies and the President

PHOTO OP AT THE START OF THE MEETING

10:40 a.m. - Tree-planting ceremony

The President of the Republic of Hungary will plant a silver fir tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall in commemoration of his visit to Canada.

OPEN TO MEDIA

7:00 p.m. - State dinner

The Governor General and Mr. Lafond will host a State dinner in the Ballroom at Rideau Hall in honour of the President of the Republic of Hungary.

OPEN TO MEDIA FOR SPEECHES AND TOASTS.

Contact Information

  • Rideau Hall Press Office
    Isabelle Serrurier
    Media information
    613-998-0287
    www.gg.ca
    or
    Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
    Information concerning the State Visit to Canada
    613-995-1874