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

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Rideau Hall Movie Nights
Rideau Hall Movie Nights

June 29 and 30, 2016 – The Governor General invited the public to watch great Canadian films under the stars at the third annual Rideau Hall Movie Nights.

Welcoming President Obama
Welcoming President Obama
June 29, 2016 - His Excellency greeted President Obama as he arrived in Ottawa to participate in the North American Leaders’ Summit.
State Visit - President of Mexico - Day 2
State Visit - President of Mexico - Day 2
June 28, 2016 - The Governor General welcomed to Rideau Hall His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States on his second day of his State Visit to Canada.
State Visit - President of Mexico - Day 1
State Visit - President of Mexico - Day 1
June 27, 2016 - The Governor General officially welcomed His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, to Canada for a State visit from June 27 to 29.
Launch of Summer Activities
Launch of Summer Activities
June 25, 2016 - The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada invited members of the public to join him for the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard and the launch of Storytime on the grounds of Rideau Hall.
Visit to Fort McMurray
Visit to Fort McMurray
June 24, 2016 - The Governor General and The Countess of Wessex visited the community of Fort McMurray to show their on-going support and to recognize the outstanding work of great Canadians.
Meritorious Service Decorations
Meritorious Service Decorations
June 23, 2016 - The Governor General presented the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 52 recipients from various sectors across the country during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
National Aboriginal Day
National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2016 - Their Excellencies celebrated the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day at the Woodland Cultural Centre, a former residential school in Brantford, Ontario.
Michener Award and Michener-Deacon Fellowship
Michener Award and Michener-Deacon Fellowship
June 17, 2016 - Their Excellencies hosted the presentation ceremony of the Michener Award for outstanding public service in journalism, and the Michener-Deacon Fellowships at Rideau Hall.