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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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2017 Performing Art Awards
2017 Performing Art Awards
June 28, 2017 - The Governor General presented the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
State Visit by the President of Italy
State Visit by the President of Italy
June 27, 2017 - The Governor General officially welcomed to Canada the President of Italy during a ceremony in the gardens of Rideau Hall.
Canada150&Me’s National Youth Forum
Canada150&Me’s National Youth Forum
June 26, 2017 - The Governor General delivered a speech during Canada150&me's National Youth Forum and listened to youth present their thoughts on Canada's opportunities and challenges. 
Launch of Summer Activities
Launch of Summer Activities
June 25, 2017 - To kick off the summer season at Rideau Hall, the Governor General performed the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard an participated in the launch of Storytime. 
Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil)
Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil)
June 23, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 49 recipients from various sectors across the country during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Visit to Toronto
Visit to Toronto
June 22, 2017 - His Excellency received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at York University and delivered a convocation address to graduating students.
Presentation of Letters of Credence
Presentation of Letters of Credence
June 22, 2017 - The Governor General received the letters of credence of five new heads of mission during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Aboriginal Day Live Concert
Aboriginal Day Live Concert
June 21, 2017 - On the occasion of National Aboriginal Day, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, attended the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s Aboriginal Day Live evening concert at Major’s Hill Park, in Ottawa.
Honorary Degree
Honorary Degree
June 21, 2017 - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston received the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Western University, in London, Ontario.
Regal Celebration Maple Tree Planting
Regal Celebration Maple Tree Planting
June 20, 2017 - Their Excellencies, joined by Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners, marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation with the planting of the Regal Celebration Maple tree at Rideau Hall with soil from provinces and territories from across the country.