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Canadian Forces Military Parade

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September 28, 2010 

Canadian Forces Pay Tribute to the Governor General 

OTTAWA—To mark the end of the mandate of Canada’s 27th governor general, the Canadian Forces will pay tribute to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander in Chief of Canada, during a military ceremony on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 1 p.m. 

A military parade composed of 250 Canadian Forces members will march past the Canadian War Museum (1 Vimy Place, Ottawa). The Governor General will receive military honours in the presence of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff. In delivering her final address as governor general, she will salute the remarkable work done by the men and women of the Canadian Forces.


Media wishing to cover the military ceremony are asked to register online at

Note: in the event of inclement weather, the parade will take place at the Hull Regiment (188 Alexandre-Taché Blvd., Gatineau).

Media information:
Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell) 

Major Julie Roberge
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Support Unit