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  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Summer at Rideau Hall
Summer at Rideau Hall

It'll be a summer like no other at Rideau Hall! Come and discover what's in store.

Nijmegen Marches
Nijmegen Marches
July 7, 2014 - The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada reviewed a departure parade of Canadian Armed Forces members participating in the Nijmegen Marches, at the Canadian War Museum.
Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
July 7, 2014 - The Governor General opened the proceedings of the 40th session of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, in Ottawa.
Commemoration of the Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
Commemoration of the Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
July 6, 2014 - Their Excellencies visited Lac-Mégantic to take part in a commemoration of the tragedy that took place in the town on July 6, 2013.
Clara Hughes at Rideau Hall
Clara Hughes at Rideau Hall

July 1, 2014 - Their Excellencies accompanied Clara Hughes and her family on a brief visit of the It's An Honour! travelling exhibit, where she signed the Meritorious Service Decorations register. 

Canada Day on Parliament Hill
Canada Day on Parliament Hill
July 1, 2014 - Their Excellencies attended the Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill. Joining in the celebrations were several Canadian performers, including impersonator Véronic DiCaire. 
Caring Canadian Award Ceremony
Caring Canadian Award Ceremony
July 1, 2014 - The Governor General presented the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 8 volunteers during a special outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Rideau Hall.
Canada Day
Canada Day
July 1, 2014 - "On Canada Day, we celebrate all that is exceptional about our country, but we must not gloss over the fact that there are those who still need help. We must be willing to ask, What more can I do?” - David Johnston
Order of Canada Appointments
Order of Canada Appointments
June 30, 2014 - The Governor General announced 86 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 3 Companions, 19 Officers and 64 Members.
Visit to Arnprior - Clara's Big Ride
Visit to Arnprior - Clara's Big Ride
June 30, 2014 - The Governor General was in Arnprior, Ontario to show his support for Clara Hughes’ efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues.