Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 15, 2009 12:33 ET

New Schedule for Governor General's Program in Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will attend the repatriation ceremony of Private Patrick Lormand, this Wednesday, at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Ontario. As a result, the itinerary of her activities in Québec for Wednesday and Thursday has been modified. The schedule for Friday remains unchanged.

Below is a revised itinerary of the activities.

Wednesday, September 16

10 a.m.
Presentation of credentials
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
Her Excellency will receive the credentials of one new high commissioner and three new ambassadors.


  • His Excellency Dr. Nevers Mumba
    High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of Zambia
  • His Excellency Adisak Panupong
    Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Thailand
  • His Excellency Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen
    Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Denmark
  • His Excellency Dr. Georg Witschel
    Ambassador-designate of the Federal Republic of Germany

OPEN TO MEDIA – Media wishing to attend this ceremony are asked to contact
Julie Rocheleau at 613-302-0249.

2 p.m.
Repatriation ceremony of Private Patrick Lormand
Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario
Her Excellency will attend the repatriation ceremony of Private Patrick Lormand at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

Thursday, September 17

9 a.m.
Visit to the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques
Her Excellency will be greeted by Jean-Louis Roy, Chairman of the Centre's board of directors, and Michel Robitaille, Chief Executive Officer, before proceeding on a tour of the premises. The Centre de la francophonie des Amériques helps promote and develop a forward-looking francophone community against a backdrop of cultural diversity, by fostering exchanges, partnerships and the development of francophone networks.

11:25 a.m.
Visit to the Comptoir Le Grenier
235 Saint-Joseph Street, Lévis
The Governor General will visit this non-profit organization that provides, with respect and dignity, food to people experiencing hardships. The Comptoir Le Grenier provides approximately 250 meals each day. Every week, more than 3000 people take advantage of the food services offered by the centre, such as the community grocery store and soup kitchen.

2:30 p.m.
Youth discussion at École secondaire Vanier
700 Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard
The Governor General will deliver a short address to start the discussion with 200 students from Vanier secondary school, as well as those from the Boudreau and Jean-de-Brébeuf schools. The topic of discussion will address the power of youth to use sports and arts to help build peace and solidarity in their neighbourhoods.

Friday, September 18

10:15 a.m.
Discussion at the Centre d'études nordiques
The Governor General will meet with researchers from the Centre d'études nordiques (CEN) to learn more about their current research projects. Created in 1961, the CEN is Université Laval's oldest research centre. Its mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of northern regions by improving our understanding of environmental changes and their repercussions.

2:30 p.m.
Reception to mark the 200th anniversary of the Chambre de Commerce de Québec
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
Her Excellency will meet with members of the Chambre de commerce de Québec, which is celebrating its bicentennial, and which is the second-oldest chamber of commerce in Canada (the centre in Halifax being the oldest).

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