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Official Visit to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia

June 21, 2018  

The Governor General to Undertake an
Official Visit to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will undertake an official visit to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia from June 25 to 27, 2018. She will make stops in Charlottetown, Halifax and Lunenburg.

During this visit, the Governor General will meet with provincial officials and community members. This visit will also provide Her Excellency with an opportunity to discover Prince Edward Island’s innovative bioscience practices and Nova Scotia’s thriving marine industries.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary. Times are indicated in Atlantic Daylight Time (UTC - 03:00).

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Monday, June 25 

11:30 a.m. 
Official Welcoming Ceremony
Upon arrival at Government House, the Governor General will be officially welcomed by Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, by the Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and by Mr. Duncan McIntosh. She will receive military honours, including a 100-person guard of honour, the “Viceregal Salute” and a 21-gun salute from the 5th Canadian Division and the National Band of the Naval Reserve. Afterwards, Her Excellency will enter Government House where she will sign the guest book.
Government House, 1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Vicki Tse, 902-213-2321, vickitse@gov.pe.ca 

11:50 a.m.
Meeting with Lieutenant Governor and Premier of Prince Edward Island
The Governor General will meet with Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, and the Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

2 p.m.
Visit to the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)
Upon arrival, Her Excellency will tour the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering where she will learn about some of the innovative projects being developed by UPEI faculty, staff and student teams. Afterwards, she will proceed to the UPEI Climate Lab in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre to learn about CLIVE (Coastal Impacts Visualization Environment).

UPEI is a public liberal arts and science university committed to encouraging and fostering critical, creative and independent thinking and research. For more information, visit www.upei.ca.
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering Building, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown
OPEN TO MEDIA—During the tour of the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering. Media are asked to enter via the Industry Partner Entrance.
MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Phillips, 902-388-1832, nphillips@upei.ca 

2:45 p.m. 
Bioscience Round-table Discussion 
The Governor General will participate in a round-table discussion with business, research and government partners from the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance on collaboration and innovation in the province’s bioscience sector. 

The Prince Edward Island BioAlliance is a catalyst for the attraction and growth of companies engaged in the research, development and commercialization of bioactive-based human, animal and fish health and nutrition products. For more information, visit www.peibioalliance.com
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY 

5 p.m.
Official Reception Hosted by the Lieutenant Governor and the Premier
The Lieutenant Governor and the Premier of Prince Edward Island will host a reception in honour of Her Excellency’s official visit. 

Her Excellency will take this opportunity to meet and speak with Islanders who have contributed to their communities and with key leaders of the province. The reception will also highlight local culture and gastronomy. The Governor General, the Lieutenant Governor and the Premier will deliver remarks at the reception.
Government House, 1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown
OPEN TO MEDIA—During the speeches only
MEDIA CONTACT: Vicki Tse, 902-213-2321, vickitse@gov.pe.ca

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tuesday, June 26 

9:30 a.m. 
Official Welcoming Ceremony
Upon arrival at Government House, the Governor General will be officially welcomed to the province by Their Honours the Honourable Arthur LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia,

and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc, by the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Andrea McNeil. Her Excellency will receive military honours, including a 50-person guard of honour, the “Viceregal Salute” and a 21-gun salute from the Maritime Forces Atlantic, 5th Canadian Division and the National Band of the Naval Reserve.
Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Tina Thibeau, 902-483-6104, tina.thibeau@novascotia.ca 

9:50 a.m.
Meeting with the Lieutenant Governor
The Governor General will meet with Their Honours the Honourable Arthur LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

10:15 a.m.
Meeting with the Premier
The Governor General will meet with the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Andrea McNeil.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

10:40 a.m.
Meeting with the Grand Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council
The Governor General will meet with Grand Keptin Antle (Andrew) Denny.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

11:30 a.m.
Space Discussion with Youth
The Governor General will participate in a discussion on space with a group of Grade 6 students at the Discovery Centre.

The Discovery Centre is an interactive science museum. It is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to stimulate interest, enjoyment and understanding of science and technology. For more information, visit www.thediscoverycentre.ca
Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Punch, 902-229-2483, jpunch@thediscoverycentre.ca

 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Tuesday, June 26

5 p.m.
Meeting with Bluenose II Crew
Her Excellency will board the Bluenose II to meet the crew. She will also witness the crew’s skill and teamwork first-hand as they sail around the bay. 

Bluenose II was built in 1963 and is a replica of the original schooner, which was a celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel. Each year, Bluenose II hires 12 youth to be deckhands. For more information, visit bluenose.novascotia.ca/.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY 

6:15 p.m.
Official Reception Hosted by the Premier
The Premier of Nova Scotia will host a reception in honour of Her Excellency’s official visit. Hosted at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and on board the Bluenose II, the reception will highlight Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage.

Her Excellency will have an opportunity to meet with and speak to residents and key community leaders at this time. The Governor General and the Premier will deliver remarks at the reception.
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg
OPEN TO MEDIA—During the speeches only
MEDIA CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Tina Thibeau, 902-483-6104, tina.thibeau@novascotia.ca 

Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Wednesday, June 27 

9:30 a.m.
Visit to 12 Wing Shearwater
Upon arrival at 12 Wing Shearwater, the Governor General will be greeted by Colonel Sid Connor, 12 Wing Commanding Officer. Together, they will tour the Shearwater Aviation Museum where she will learn about the airfield’s rich history, as 12 Wing prepares to celebrate 100 years of maritime aviation in Canada. Afterwards, Her Excellency will meet with instructors and students at 406 Squadron to learn about the skills required to operate and maintain the state-of-art CH-148 Cyclone, the most advanced maritime helicopter the Royal Canadian Air Force has ever employed. The visit will conclude with Her Excellency participating in a familiarization flight on board the Cyclone. 

12 Wing Shearwater is the centre of naval aviation in Canada. For more information, visit
www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/12-wing/index.page.
Shearwater Aviation Museum, 4 Bonaventure Street, Shearwater
OPEN TO MEDIA—During tour of the museum
MEDIA CONTACT: Capt. Peter Ryan, 902-720-1996, peter.ryan2@forces.gc.ca, and Jason Miller, 902-720-1918, jason.miller2@forces.gc.ca

2 p.m.
Visit with Canadian Coast Guard Staff and Cadets
The Governor General will embark on a Canadian Coast Guard vessel to meet with staff and officer cadets. On board, Her Excellency will be given a tour of the vessel where she will learn about search and rescue operations. 

The Canadian Coast Guard is Canada’s lead agency for marine search and rescue and environmental response, with 4 500 women and men across the country working to save lives on the water and protect the marine environment. For more information, visit www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY 

7 p.m.
Opening Remarks at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
The Governor General will deliver remarks at the opening ceremony of the 40th production of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. 

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is an annual, week-long event. The 2018 theme is “Women in Service.”  For more information, visit www.nstattoo.ca.
Scotiabank Centre, 1800 Argyle St, Halifax
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Leyna Faulkner, 902-420-4628, lfaulkner@nstattoo.ca

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Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-990-9324
613-668-1929 (cell)
josephine.laframboise@gg.ca

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