The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Winter Celebration

January 25, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come join Governor General David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston for an afternoon of winter delights at Rideau Hall such as:

  • skating on the outdoor rink
  • dog sledding
  • biathlon
  • kick sledding
  • bandy (a form of field hockey on ice)
  • horse-drawn wagon rides
  • residence tours
  • and much more

All activities are free of charge and will take place rain or shine at 1 Sussex Drive.

Winter Celebration is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Austria, the Embassy of Finland, the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the National Capital Commission.

Have a giving moment and donate non-perishable food items and winter clothing. Items will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank and the Snowsuit Fund.

Free off-site parking is available at the National Research Council (100 Sussex Drive, within walking distance of the residence) and on the streets in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Post your photos of the day’s activities to social media by using #RHPhoto.


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Rideau Hall is a working residence
and official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.