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Volunteer Canada's Annual General Meeting

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June 3, 2011


Governor General to Attend Volunteer Canada’s Annual General Meeting in Ottawa  


OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will participate in Volunteer Canada’s annual general meeting, at the University of Ottawa’s Desmarais Building, on Monday, June 6, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

At 2 p.m., His Excellency will address participants at the meeting and share his vision of a smart and caring nation, as we head toward Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Following his address, the Governor General will take part in a round-table discussion on the subject of “What will the world of volunteering look like in 2017, when Canada turns 150?”

About Volunteer Canada
With more than 30 years of passionate commitment to the cause of volunteering and civic participation, Volunteer Canada inspires Canadians to be engaged from coast to coast to coast. Volunteer Canada develops programs, leads national initiatives, creates tools and conducts vital research for the non-profit sector. Volunteer Canada works with Canada’s volunteer centres to strengthen volunteering at the community level, and works with its Corporate Council on Volunteering to catalyze conversations about corporate community involvement. For more information, visit the organization’s website at



Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with Volunteer Canada. Please note the media call time for this event is 1:30 p.m.


Media information

Christelle Legault
Rideau Hall Press Office

Phoebe Powell
Volunteer Canada
613-231-4371 ext. 244


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