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Last Visit to the Citadelle of Québec

September 8, 2017

Their Excellencies’ Last Visit to the Citadelle of Québec

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec on September 11 and 12, 2017.

“Sharon and I will always cherish our memories of the time we spent at the Citadelle,” said the Governor General. “It is a special place where we have presented honours, marked the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Régiment, celebrated the season of fall with members of the public and welcomed foreign heads of State and distinguished guests. This last visit gives us the opportunity to meet with our valued partners one final time and to express our appreciation for their support and collaboration over the years.”

During this final stay, Their Excellencies will meet with partners from the Quebec region to thank them for their support throughout the seven-year mandate. In addition, the Governor General will present The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award to a group of young Canadians and welcome six new heads of diplomatic missions to Canada.

Below is the Governor General’s detailed itinerary: 

Monday, September 11
Québec, Quebec 

6 p.m.
Presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Awards of Achievement
The Governor General will present The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Awards to 17 young achievers from Quebec. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global program that challenges, encourages and recognizes young people between the ages of 14 and 24. This unique program is designed to empower youth to use their passions by helping them to believe in the power of their own potential. For more information, visit
Jacques-Cartier Room, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
MEDIA CONTACT: Vicky Buteau, 418-623-0187, 

Tuesday, September 12
Québec, Quebec 

9:30 a.m.
Presentation of Letters of Credence
His Excellency will receive the letters of credence of heads of diplomatic missions representing the following six countries: the European Union, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Uganda, the Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Malawi. The list of names and additional information will be published in a separate media advisory.

Letters of credence are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative. There are currently more than 170 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada.
The Citadelle of Québec


Media information:

Melanie Primeau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-993-2569 (office)
613-618-2691 (cell) 

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