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UPDATE - Itinerary for Regional Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador

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August 17, 2010

*** UPDATE TO GOVERNOR GENERAL’S ITINERARY FOR REGIONAL VISIT TO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ***  

Technical Problems Delay Governor General’s Arrival
in Newfoundland and Labrador today

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter Marie-Éden, will now arrive today in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, at 1:50 p.m. (local time) due to technical problems with the plane.

As a result of this delay, the meeting between Her Excellency and the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador His Honour the Honourable John C. Crosbie, which was to take place at 1 p.m. today, has been cancelled.

Please see below the updated version of the itinerary for this regional visit:

Tuesday, August 17
St. John’s

1:50 p.m. (NEW TIME)
Arrival in Newfoundland and Labrador
Their Excellencies and Marie-Éden will be welcomed to the province by Their Honours the Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and his spouse Mrs. Jane Furneaux Crosbie.
St. John’s Airport, St. John’s
PHOTO OP

2:15 p.m. (NEW TIME)
Meeting with Premier Danny Williams
Confederation Building, Main Lobby, St. John’s
PHOTO OP – Upon the arrival of Their Excellencies

 
Tuesday, August 17
Cupids

5:15 p.m.
Visit to Cupids Legacy Centre
Their Excellencies will visit Cupids Legacy Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that offers an interactive museum experience illuminating the rich tapestry of history and culture that has defined Cupids. The centre is being inaugurated during the 400th anniversary of the town of Cupids.
Cupids Legacy Centre, Cupids
OPEN TO MEDIA

7:30 p.m.
Official Opening of Cupids Legacy Centre and opening ceremonies of Cupids Cove Soiree
Their Excellencies will take part in the official opening of Cupids Legacy Centre and in the opening ceremonies of Cupids Cove Soiree along with His Honour John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, Mr. Anthony Cary, British High Commissioner to Canada, and Premier Danny Williams.
Cupids Legacy Centre and Pointe Beach main stage, Cupids
OPEN TO MEDIA

Wednesday, August 18
St. John’s

9 a.m.
Visit to Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Marine Institute's Centre for Marine Simulation
Their Excellencies will visit the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Marine Institute's Centre for Marine Simulation. During their visit, they will enjoy a realistic and immersive simulation that will allow them to experience the actual movements of a large ship through the harbour of St. John’s with all weather and sea conditions.
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s
OPEN TO MEDIA

11 a.m.
Unveiling of legacy sculpture dedicated to the history of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Their Excellencies will unveil a legacy sculpture dedicated to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary that dates back to 1729, with the appointment of the first police constables. The Governor General will receive a viceregal salute and then proceed to an inspection of the guard.
Constabulary Court – located at the intersection of Queens Road and Gower Street
OPEN TO MEDIA

2 p.m.
Youth Dialogue at Memorial University
As part of the “Can We Talk” series, Their Excellencies will host a Youth Dialogue on the role young people can play in improving their community. This is the second leg of the Governor General’s national tour to celebrate the International Year of Youth with Canadians across the country by focusing on the importance of dialogue and mutual understanding. The Governor General will deliver opening remarks.

On August 10, 2010, the Governor General launched the International Year of Youth at Rideau Hall and on Parliament Hill. The Governor General’s Youth Dialogues “Can We Talk” series focuses on galvanizing young Canadians in every part of the country to become catalysts of hope, creativity and social transformation. Her Excellency shares the ideas and perspectives presented during the dialogues with decision-makers. For more information, please visit the Web page www.youth.gg.ca.
Memorial University, St. John’s
OPEN TO MEDIA

Wednesday, August 18
St. Anthony

6 p.m.
Book launch by the Canadian Coast Guard Newfoundland and Labrador Region Alumni Association
Their Excellencies will attend a reception for a book launch by the Canadian Coast Guard Newfoundland and Labrador Region Alumni Association. The Governor General, who is Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, will deliver remarks.
Vessel CCGS George R. Pearkes
OPEN TO MEDIA

 
Thursday, August 19
Red Bay

10 a.m.
Visit to Red Bay National Historic Site
Their Excellencies will visit the Red Bay National Historic Site recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The sheltered harbour of Red Bay was the busiest port of a thriving industry based on the production of whale oil developed along the Labrador coast during the mid- to late 1500s. More than 15 years of archaeological research has unearthed the remains of some 20 whaling stations along the shores of Red Bay Harbour.
Red Bay National Historic Site, Red Bay
OPEN TO MEDIA

2:30 p.m.
Meet and greet with community members of Red Bay
Town Council Building, Red Bay
OPEN TO MEDIA

 
Friday, August 20
Battle Harbour

10:00 a.m.
Visit to Battle Harbour
Their Excellencies will visit Battle Harbour. They will be welcomed by Mr. Gordon Slade, Chairman and Managing Director of Battle Harbour Historic Trust. Situated on a small, nearshore island, Battle Harbour was for two centuries the economic and social centre of the southeastern coast of Labrador. Nowadays, it is a living commemoration of the life and society created by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Battle Harbour
OPEN TO MEDIA

2:30 p.m.
Visit to Mary’s Harbour
Their Excellencies will go to Mary’s Harbour to visit a clinic and to meet with its community members. The town has always depended on the fishery for its livelihood. Since the cod moratorium, the community has thrived on the crab fishery.
Mary’s Harbour
OPEN TO MEDIA

 
Saturday, August 21
Happy Valley–Goose Bay

9:40 a.m.
Visit to 5 Wing Goose Bay
Their Excellencies will be greeted by 5 Wing Commander LCol Fleming to 5 Wing Goose Bay, an air base conducting a wide variety of operations including both joint and combined training. Strategically located on the northeast coast of Canada, the base plays a key role in protecting the sovereignty of Canada and the air defence of North America. Her Excellency will deliver remarks.
5 Wing Goose Bay, Goose Bay
OPEN TO MEDIA

11:45 a.m.
Visit to North West River communities
North West River
OPEN TO MEDIA
 

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Media information:
Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
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613-302-0249 (cell)
jrocheleau@gg.ca
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