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2014 Royal Tour - Welcoming Ceremony

May 16, 2014

Their Excellencies to Welcome Their Royal Highnesses
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
 to Canada During an Official Ceremony

OTTAWATheir Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will officially welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Canada, at Grand Parade, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. (ADT).

“Sharon and I are delighted to have the opportunity this Victoria Day to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Canada and to wish them well as they set out to visit communities across the country,” said the Governor General. “Every year, Victoria Day reminds us of the enduring and close ties between Canada and the Royal Family, and even more so on this very special occasion.”

As part of their Royal Tour of Canada, from May 18 to 21, the couple will visit Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island and Manitoba. Details of the itinerary can be found on the Canadian Heritage website at

While in Halifax on May 19, Their Excellencies will also visit UNITY Charity (DANSpace, 1531 Grafton St.) at 11 a.m., where they will learn about the programs offered to youth throughout Nova Scotia and meet with participants enrolled in the Multi-Arts Community Hub program. In addition, Their Excellencies will take in a demonstration of spoken word poetry. For more information about UNITY, please visit


Media representatives wishing to cover the visit of Their Royal Highnesses require accreditation through Canadian Heritage. 

Those who wish to cover the UNITY Charity visit must contact the
Rideau Hall Press Office, as this event is not part of the Royal Tour itinerary.

Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office

Department of Canadian Heritage
Media Relations

Damien Nelson
FLIP Publicity & Promotions Inc. for UNITY Charity
416-533-7710 ext. 221

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