Governor General to Undertake Official Visit to Yukon

November 28, 2018

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will undertake an official visit to Yukon on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

During this visit, the Governor General will meet with territorial officials and community members. She will also have an opportunity to visit Yukon College where she will learn more about the school’s cutting-edge research on northern issues.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary. Times are indicated in Pacific Standard Time (PST-8).

Whitehorse
Thursday, November 29

10 a.m.
Meeting with the Commissioner of Yukon

Her Excellency will meet with the Honourable Angélique Bernard, Commissioner of Yukon.
Taylor House, 412 Main Street
PHOTO OP—At the beginning of the meeting
MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Horowitz, 867-667-5270, ben.horowitz@gov.yk.ca

10:40 a.m.  
Official Welcoming Ceremony

Her Excellency will be officially welcomed to the territory by the Commissioner of Yukon and by the Honourable Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon, and Peter Johnston, Grand Chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations. The Governor General will receive military honours from a quarter guard.
Yukon Legislative Building, 2071 Second Avenue
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Horowitz, 867-667-5270, ben.horowitz@gov.yk.ca

11:10 a.m.
Meeting with the Premier of Yukon

The Governor General will meet with the Honourable Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon.
Premier’s Office, Legislative Assembly
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

1 p.m.
Visit to Yukon College

Joined by Dr. Janet Welch, Vice-President, Academic and Student Services, Her Excellency will tour the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining and the Yukon Research Centre Lab.

Yukon College has 13 campuses located throughout the territory, providing access to post-secondary education. It traces its history to the founding of the Whitehorse Vocational and Technical Training Centre (soon after renamed the Yukon Vocation and Technical Training Centre), located on the banks of the Yukon River just southeast of downtown Whitehorse. College status was granted in the spring of 1983 when the Yukon Vocational and Technical Training Centre became Yukon College. For more information, visit www.yukoncollege.yk.ca.
Yukon College Whitehorse Campus, 500 College Drive
OPEN TO MEDIA – At the beginning of the visit to the Yukon Research Lab
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Vernon, 867-668-8786, mvernon@yukoncollege.yk.ca

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Media information:

Ashlee Smith
Press Secretary to the Governor General
613-993-0439
343-548-1857 (cell)
ashlee.smith@gg.ca

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