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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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Summer fun for the whole family
Summer fun for the whole family
This summer, discover Rideau Hall, the official residence and workplace of the governor general in Ottawa! Whether you have only a few hours to take in the sights or you’re planning to spend the entire day, we have a variety of free activities that are sure to make your time with us memorable.
Visit to Halifax - Day 3
Visit to Halifax - Day 3
July 13, 2016 - The Governor General presented honours to more than 70 remarkable Canadians from across the Atlantic provinces to recognize excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service. 
Visit to Halifax - Day 2
Visit to Halifax - Day 2
July 12, 2016 - While in Halifax, Their Excellencies attended the annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.
Visit to Halifax - Day 1
Visit to Halifax - Day 1
July 11, 2016 - Their Excellencies took part in an on-stage conversation to discuss their recently published books: The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation and Matrons and Madams. The event took place at the Halifax Central Library.
Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador - Day 2
Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador - Day 2
July 2, 2016 - Their Excellencies met with the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mrs. Sharon Ball.
Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador - Day 1
Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador - Day 1
July 1, 2016 - Their Excellencies planted the last two flowers in the Forget-Me-Not Memorial Garden, Garden of Tears which was created to commemorate the more than 1 500 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who lost their lives during the First World War.
Canada Day Noon Show
Canada Day Noon Show
July 1, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended the Canada Noon Show on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with thousands of Canadians and visitors. 
100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme
100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme
July 1, 2016 - Their Excellencies participated in a ceremony of remembrance at the Canadian War Museum to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel.