While I am enjoying a day off work and waiting for the
fireworks to start I figured I'd take a moment to look at how
Canada's viceregal representatives spend Canada Day. So
what are Her Majesty's representatives doing today to
celebrate Canada's birthday?
In Ottawa Governor General David Johnston put out a call for
Canadians to give back to their community. His Excellency
has made volunteerism a central part of his time as Governor
General so this does not come as much of a surprise.
celebration on Parliament Hill. Finally, His Excellency
announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada.
The full list of recipients can be found here.
Janice Filmon, attended the opening ceremonies of Canada
Day at the Lyric Theatre. Her Honour also hosted an Order of
Manitoba dinner at Government House.
The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, The Honourable
Vaughn Solomon Schofield, hosted a Canada Day garden
party at Government House.
None of the other Lieutenant Governors held official celebrations of Canada's birthday.
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