Later in the day The Lieutenant Governor hosted the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and historian Hugh Brewster for Canada Fall In!, a musical commemoration of the First World War.
Her Honour Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, hosted the Ambassador of Austria, His Excellency Arno Riedel.
Her Honour Judith Guichon also presented the Silver Medal for distinguished achievement in the field of Public Administration to Lori Wanamaker. The speech announcing the award can be found here.
In Manitoba His Honour Philip S. Lee Attended the Journey to Churchill special donor celebration reception at the Aurora Borealis Theatre (Assiniboine Park Zoo). The Journey to Churchill exhibit focuses on animal and plant life in the artic as well as the effects of climate change.
Her Honour Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, hosted a Reception for the Association of Canadian Archivists at Government House. The text of Her Honour's speech at the reception can be found here.
His Honour Philip S. Lee, The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba attended the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Freedom of the City Parade. The honour known as 'Freedom of the City' dates back to medieval times when military units were not permitted to enter, even friendly, cities. A military unit that had gained the trust of a city would be given this honour and allowed entry. It speaks to the strong bonds between the military unit and the populous.
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Mrs. Onley had their first meeting with Lieutenant Governor-designate Elizabeth Dowdeswell. His Honour David Onley has held the position of Lieutenant Governor for nearly seven years. I would like to personally thank His Honour for his exemplary service to Ontario over the past seven years. No date has yet been set for Lieutenant Governor-designate Elizabeth Dowdeswell's swearing in ceremony.
Later in the day Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, along with special guests Roch Carrier, O.C., and Suzanne Pinel (Marie-Soleil), C.M., officially launched Storytime at Rideau Hall. From the Governor General's website: "Over the summer months, every Friday and Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Storytime at Rideau Hall will be hosted in collaboration with Frontier College, a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes literacy. Volunteers will invite visitors and families to settle in under the Reading Tent to read children’s books and participate in fun literacy activities."
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