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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Funeral of Ronald D. Southern
Funeral of Ronald D. Southern
January 28, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended the funeral ceremony and celebration of life of Ronald D. Southern, in Calagary.
Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony
Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony
January 27, 2016 — His Excellency participated in the presentation of the annual Arctic Inspiration Prize. 
Memorial Service for Maurice Strong
Memorial Service for Maurice Strong
January 27, 2016 - The Governor General attended the memorial service for the Honourable Maurice Strong, P.C., C.C. in Ottawa.
Bell Let's Talk Day
Bell Let's Talk Day
January 27, 2016 - To mark Bell Let’s Talk Day, Their Excellencies met with members of the First Peoples Innovation Centre in Gatineau. Earlier in the day, Her Excellency had a discussion with staff from the Lanark County Mental Health in Carleton Place.
Presentation of Letters of Credence
Presentation of Letters of Credence
January 26, 2016 - The Governor General received the letters of credence of five new heads of mission.
Kids’ Lit Quiz
Kids’ Lit Quiz
January 18, 2016 - The Governor General was the guest quizmaster at the final round of the Kids’ Lit Quiz Inaugural Ottawa Tournament. The event took place at Elmwood School, in Ottawa.
Winter Celebration
Winter Celebration

January 16, 2016 - Their Excellencies participated in an afternoon of winter fun during Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall.

2015 Vanier Medal
2015 Vanier Medal
January 14, 2016 - The Governor General presented the 2015 Vanier Medal to the Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, past clerk of the Privy Council and secretary to the Cabinet. 
Order of Canada Appointments
Order of Canada Appointments
December 30, 2015 - The Governor General announced today 69 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Created in 1967, the Order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. 
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
December 29, 2015 - "Looking ahead to 2016, my message is this: let’s continue together on this bold path of compassion, inclusion, innovation and excellence."