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Governor General to Celebrate Canada Day

June 30, 2015

Governor General to Celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA—On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill.

Their Excellencies will be joined by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, as well as thousands of Canadians and visitors. The Governor General will inspect the guard of honour upon his arrival and deliver a speech later on in the program.

Activities at Rideau Hall

On Canada Day and throughout the summer months, Rideau Hall and its grounds are open daily. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., members of the public can visit the State rooms where Canadians are honoured and dignitaries are welcomed. From 8 a.m. until one hour before sunset, visitors are invited to bring a picnic, explore this unique urban oasis at their leisure and enjoy the play structure with their children. Visitors can start their discovery of the site at the Visitor Centre and pick up a self-guided tour brochure at either the Thomas or MacKay street entrances.

For more information about Rideau Hall’s activities and guided tours, visitors can call 613‑991‑4422 or 1-866-842-4422 (toll-free); write to; or visit our website at


Media information:
Dominique Collin
Rideau Hall Press Office

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