Later in the day His Excellency announced 86 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. The full list of new appointments can be found on the Governor General's website.
The Honourable Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island issued an invitation to Islanders and visitors alike to consider a visit to Government House to "capture their own piece of photographic history". During the Charlottetown Conference the delegates posed for the only known photo of the event. The steps of Government House have place markers to indicate where each of the Charlottetown Conference attendees stood or sat to help visitors recreate the historic photo. Recently Her Majesty's vice-regal representatives got together and did just that. Additional information can be found here.
His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Honorary Colonel of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, along with Her Honour Patricia Fagan will attend the First Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment Mess Dinner at Pleasantville, to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. The WW1 Battle of Beaumont Hamel was part of the larger Battle of the Somme in which many Newfoundlanders lost their lives.
His Excellency presented the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 8 volunteers who have contributed to making local communities smarter and more caring in an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Rideau Hall. Created in 1995, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light the example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character. His Excellency gave a few remarks for the occasion.
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston attended the Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill where he gave a short speech. Where does he find the time to write all of them?
His Excellency wasn't the only vice-regal representative attending Canada Day celebrations. The Honourable Philip S. Lee, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Attended the 2014 Opening Ceremonies for Canada Day at Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park. Meanwhile a little to the west The Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, hosted the Lieutenant Governor’s Garden Party at Government House. It was a more sombre affair in Newfoundland where The Honourable Frank F. Fagan attended the Memorial Day Service at the National War Memorial in St. John’s. His Honour also officiated at the Unveiling Ceremony of the new Veterans’ Memorial Monument in Outer Cove.
Back to Manitoba where The Honourable Philip S. Lee attended a Citizenship Ceremony at Lyric Theatre. Congratulations to all the new Canadians!
The Honourable Philip S. Lee hosted reception in honour of the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital's partnership with the Chinese Hospital Association at Government House. The Wellness Institute opened in October 1996 with a mandate to provide the community with services that promote health, prevent illness and disability, and restore wellness.
The Honourable Philip S. Lee attended the VIP Reception and Grand Opening Ceremonies for the Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Last week His Honour attended a donor celebration for those who made the exhibit possible.
In British Columbia The Honourable Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor, hosted 'Music on the Lawn 2014'. Throughout July outdoor music shows will be performed on the east lawn of Government House. The Timebenders Experience performed this week going through 60 years of musical styles.
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