Order of Canada Ceremony
December 13, 2013 - The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, bestowed the honour on 38 recipients.
Visit to La Manne de l’île
December 11, 2013 - His Excellency visited La Manne de l’île Food Bank in Gatineau, Quebec.
Tribute to Nelson Mandela
December 5, 2013 - Nelson Mandela, C.C., was a great African leader. In 1998, he visited Rideau Hall during a State visit. He was invested as Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada and made honorary citizen of our country. He will be deeply missed.
Decorations for Bravery
December 5, 2013 - The Governor General presented 42 Decorations for Bravery during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. These decorations recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others.
International Volunteer Day
December 5, 2013 - Their Excellencies participated in a variety of activities to highlight International Volunteer Day. They started the day by volunteering at La grande guignolée des médias, in Gatineau, Quebec.
Memorial Service Paul G. Desmarais
December 3, 2013 - Their Excellencies attended a commemorative ceremony for the late Paul G. Desmarais in Montréal.
Health Research Awards 2013
December 2, 2013 - His Excellency presented Canadian Health Research Awards 2013 to four laureates during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
December 2, 2013 - The Governor General of Canada met with His Excellency Vu Van Ninh, Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, at Rideau Hall.