April 03, 2013 10:42 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 3, 2013) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will host at Rideau Hall Their Excellencies Ms. Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Mr. Michael Bryce, during their stay in Ottawa, from April 4 to 6, 2013.
"This will be the first time an Australian governor general has visited the National Capital Region," said His Excellency. "Having met Their Excellencies on several previous occasions, Sharon and I look forward to welcoming them to our country. This visit will be a great opportunity to celebrate the values and aspirations that unite us as member nations of the Commonwealth."
Starting with a stop in Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 2, the Governor-General of Australia and Mr. Bryce will then stay in Ottawa from April 4 to 6, and will conclude their visit in Iqaluit, Nunavut, from April 6 to 7.
The following event will take place at Rideau Hall:
Media must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m.
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Marie-Pierre BelangerRideau Hall Press Office613email@example.comSam GrovesCommunications and Media AdvisorGovernment House, Canberra, Australiafirstname.lastname@example.org
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