Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 05, 2014 10:00 ET

Outline Itinerary of the 2014 Royal Tour of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced today that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will highlight the achievements of Canadian heroes-those who serve in the military or at home in their communities-during their upcoming Royal Tour of Canada.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will meet a broad range of Canadians during the two-day Tour. She will acknowledge and honour the service of our military and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, highlight the achievements of Canadian youth, and pay tribute to those who are improving the lives of children and of people with disabilities.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will address Canadians on November 10 at the official welcome to Canada ceremony. The Princess Royal will also read a message from Her Majesty The Queen at the Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11.

Quick Facts - Highlights of the Tour

  • L'Arche: meeting with representatives of L'Arche, an organization founded by Jean Vanier that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Battlefield of Crysler's Farm: visiting Crysler's Farm, site of a key battle in the War of 1812 (solo visit by Vice Admiral Laurence)
  • British High Commission: unveiling a plaque for Canadians who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War
  • Canadian Police College: presenting long-service awards to members of the RCMP
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award: presenting these special awards to deserving Canadian young people
  • National Military Cemetery: honouring Canadian serving men and women by placing a wreath at the National Military Cemetery
  • National Remembrance Day Ceremony: joining Canadians in remembering those who gave their lives for Canada
  • Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre: listening to drumming and singing in Inuktitut by the children, parents and volunteers of the Centre
  • Royal Canadian Hussars: meeting the regiment for the first time since The Princess Royal became Colonel-in-Chief
  • Save the Children: meeting staff, parents and young people at the Canadian chapter of Save the Children (Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has been President of Save the Children since 1970.)
  • Tree planting: following the Canadian tradition of planting a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall
  • Wesley Clover Parks: touring Wesley Clover Parks and meeting with members of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, of which Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is patron

Quotes

"Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joins us on Remembrance Day during this special year, when we mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. As we remember the heroes who served, Her Royal Highness also acknowledges the selfless work of those everyday heroes who contribute to their communities."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Itinerary (Outline)

Monday, November 10, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
12:00 EST Administrative Arrival in Canada
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence arrive at the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Canada Reception Centre by Royal Canadian Air Force Challenger.
12:35 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence participate in the Official Welcome to Canada Ceremony at Government House (Rideau Hall).
The welcome features full military honours, including a 21-gun salute and the breaking of Her Royal Highness's Canadian Flag. Her Royal Highness inspects the Guard of Honour mounted by a composite guard of Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces.
Her Royal Highness addresses Canadians.
14:00 Following the Canadian tradition for Royal Tours, Her Royal Highness plants a tree on the grounds of Government House (Rideau Hall).
14:20 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence lay a wreath at the National Military Cemetery and tour the cemetery.
14:45 Her Royal Highness presents long-service medals to members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at the Canadian Police College.
16:00 Her Royal Highness unveils a plaque outside the British High Commission honouring Canadians from the First World War who were awarded the Victoria Cross.
16:20 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award ceremony at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, founded in 1956 by Her Royal Highness's father The Duke of Edinburgh, recognizes outstanding service of Canadian young people.
17:35 On the eve of Remembrance Day, Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence meet with this year's Silver Cross Mother. The National Memorial Silver Cross Mother is chosen annually by The Royal Canadian Legion to represent the mothers of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.
20:00 Her Royal Highness addresses Canadians at a dinner hosted by Their Excellencies the Governor General and Mrs. Johnston.
Tuesday, November 11
Ottawa and Morrisburg, Ontario
10:00 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence meet with members of the Royal Canadian Hussars. This is the first meeting with the regiment since The Princess Royal became Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment. Her Royal Highness is presented with the third clasp of the Canadian Forces Decoration by His Excellency the Governor General.
11:00 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence participate in the Official Remembrance Day Ceremony.
Her Royal Highness reads a message from Her Majesty The Queen and lays a wreath.
13:25 Her Royal Highness meets with members of the Canadian chapter of Save the Children at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. Her Royal Highness is provided with an overview of Aboriginal youth issues and meets volunteers and participants. The Princess Royal has served as the president of Save the Children since 1970.
14:20 Her Royal Highness meets with children, parents and volunteers of the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre. Children drum and sing songs in Inuktitut for The Princess Royal.
14:40 Vice Admiral Laurence tours the Battlefield of Crylser's Farm in Morrisburg, where he will view displays, meet children in period uniforms, observe historical re-enactors, and discuss the battle with representatives of the Aboriginal community and participating regiments. The Vice Admiral will lay a wreath to honour the fallen and fire a cannon.
The Battle of Crysler's Farm-fought on November 11, 1813-was a key battle that saw Aboriginal, Canadian and British forces work together to repel a large invading American army and win the field, despite being outnumbered. The victory at Crysler's Farm turned the tide of the war.
15:30 Her Royal Highness meets with the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association at Wesley Clover Parks. The Association uses riding to empower children and adults with disabilities. Her Royal Highness, an expert horsewoman and Olympian, is patron of the organization.
17:15 Her Royal Highness meets with members of L'Arche. Founded by Jean Vanier, the organization provides programming and housing for Canadians with developmental disabilities. L'Arche is marking its 50th anniversary in 2014.
22:20 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence bid farewell to Canada at a ceremony at the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Canada Reception Centre.
The departure ceremony includes a Quarter Guard composed of the Royal Canadian Hussars.
22:30 Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence depart Canada by Royal Canadian Air Force Challenger.

Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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    media@pch.gc.ca