I will mention the morning church service followed by parade to Province House along the same route the Fathers of Confederation walked all those years ago. The Governor General was joined by the the Honourable Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island; the Honourable Robert Ghiz, Premier of Prince Edward Island; His Worship Clifford Lee, Mayor of Charlottetown; and His Worship Régis Labeaume, Mayor of the City of Quebec.
The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, hosted the annual garden party at Government House. Due rain it was moved indoors but otherwise went ahead as planned.
Meanwhile on the West Coast Her Honour Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, announced the winners of the 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines. There were twelve winning wines in all. The award has a 12-year history with 436 wines submitted from 119 wineries across the province this year.
In the evening His Excellency presented The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award to more than 100 deserving young people from different parts of Canada. The awards ceremony took place at St. Clement’s School in Toronto. Text of the Governor General's remarks can be found here.
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston attended the 4th Annual International Competition Pow Wow during the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival. The Governor General gave a brief statement to mark the occasion.
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston finishing off a very busy week by hosting the Annual Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Teddy Bears’ Picnic on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The CHEO Foundation mission is to raise funds to help support the work of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The hospital provides a wide range of services including; pediatric programs, research, medical and nursing education, and assistance for families in crisis.
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