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Governor General to Welcome President of the Republic of Chile

June 2, 2017

Governor General of Canada to Welcome
Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will welcome Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, to Rideau Hall, on Monday, June 5, 2017, on the occasion of her State visit to Canada.

The detailed itinerary of the events involving the Governor General and President Bachelet can be found below: 

Monday June 5

11 a.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. The President of the Republic of Chile will conduct an inspection of a guard of honour.
Lower Terrace, Rideau Hall Gardens

11:30 a.m.
Meeting between the Governor General and the President of the Republic of Chile
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR POOL MEDIA ONLY—At the beginning of the meeting 

12:30 p.m.
State Luncheon
In honour of the President’s visit to Canada, Their Excellencies will host a State luncheon at Rideau Hall. The Governor General and the President will deliver remarks on this occasion.
Ballroom, Rideau Hall
OPEN TO POOL MEDIA ONLY—Official remarks at the beginning of the State luncheon

2:15 p.m.
Ceremonial Tree Planting
The President will plant a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate her State visit to Canada. The tree will be an Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), that will serve as a living symbol of the close ties between Canada and Chile.

Over 140 commemorative trees grace the grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general of Canada. They mark visits by members of the Royal Family, heads of State and other dignitaries.
Rideau Hall Grounds (near Sussex Gate)


Media accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery must confirm
their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 1 hour prior to official events.  For more information on accreditation, contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery
at 613-992-6517.

Media information

Annabelle Cloutier
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-301-2764 (cell) 

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