Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

February 08, 2012 10:55 ET

Media Advisory/Visit to Quebec: Governor General to Meet With Students Who Stand Up to Intimidation During Quebec's Suicide Prevention Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2012) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will undertake a visit to the official residence at the Citadelle of Québec, on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

On the occasion of Quebec's Suicide Prevention Week, Their Excellencies will speak with students and teachers from École secondaire de la Seigneurie who, together, have formed the TAX-I committee to denounce and stand up to bullying and intimidation in schools.

Their Excellencies will also focus on research, education and innovation as driving forces in the economic and social development of a community.

Thursday, February 9
Québec, Quebec
10:00 a.m.
Visit to the Wood Research Centre (CRB) at Université Laval
The Governor General will visit the Wood Research Centre's laboratories to learn about new CRB projects and innovative trends in the forestry and wood products industry.
CRB focuses on fundamental and applied research on wood, its conversion and its use in innovative products. One of its objectives is to develop knowledge in wood science as a basis for the development of new products and processes or for the improvement of existing products and processes.
Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Pavillon Gene-H.-Kruger, Université Laval, Québec
OPEN TO MEDIA - Visit to laboratories
10:45 a.m.
Visit to the Centre jeunesse de Québec - Institut universitaire
Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will meet with troubled young girls at the Centre jeunesse de Québec - Institut universitaire (Escale service point.)
CLOSED TO MEDIA
2:15 p.m.
Discussion with students and teachers from the TAX-I committee
Their Excellencies will meet with students and teachers who are part of the TAX-I committee, which is committed to denouncing and standing up to bullying and intimidation at École secondaire de la Seigneurie. Students will describe the challenges and personal experiences that led them to join the committee, which also addresses the issue of online bullying. Their Excellencies will demonstrate their commitment to non-violence in schools by leaving a symbolic handprint on the "Mur qui frappe."
645 du Cénacle Avenue, École secondaire de la Seigneurie, Québec, Quebec
OPEN TO MEDIA - End of discussion
PHOTO OP - Handprint on the "Mur qui frappe"
3:30 p.m.
Visit to Hichaud
The Governor General will visit Hichaud, a children's boot and shoe manufacturer, which employs a team composed primarily of workers with severe functional limitations. This Quebec company is part of the Conseil québécois des entreprises adaptées, which is dedicated to addressing the socio-economic interests of its members-the adapted enterprises of Quebec-in order to promote the creation of job opportunities for persons with disabilities. During his visit to the facility, His Excellency will help assemble a shoe.
2485 Neuvialle Boulevard, Québec, Quebec
OPEN TO MEDIA

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