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Official Visit to the City of Québec

December 6, 2017
Updated December 7, 2017 at 2:53 p.m.

The Governor General to Undertake
Official Visit to the City of Québec

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will undertake an official visit to the City of Québec from December 7 to 8, 2017. During this time, Her Excellency will stay at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec.

In Québec, Her Excellency will have the opportunity to meet with provincial officials including the Lieutenant Governor and the Premier. In addition, the Governor General will recognize remarkable Canadians with awards and honours.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary.


Thursday, December 7

9:30 a.m.
Meeting with the Lieutenant Governor
Upon arrival in Québec, the Governor General will meet with Their Honours Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, and Ms. Pauline Théberge.
Office of the Lieutenant Governor, André-Laurendeau Building, 1050 des Parlementaires Street
OFFICAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY 

11 a.m.
Presentation of Honours
Her Excellency will present honours to more than 25 remarkable Canadians to recognize excellence, courage and exceptional dedication to service. The list of recipients, their citations and additional information will be published in a separate media advisory.  

The Governor General presents honours on behalf of all Canadians in communities across the country to help share inspiring stories, celebrate tremendous contributions to our society and connect with Canadians. From community volunteers to scientists, from actors to members of the military, from scholars to everyday citizens, hundreds of Canadians earn our applause and gratitude. For more information about honours or to nominate someone who inspires you, visit www.gg.ca/honours.
The Citadelle of Québec
OPEN TO MEDIA 

3 p.m.
Meeting with Quebec’s Leader of the Official Opposition
Her Excellency will meet with Mr. Jean‑François Lisée, Quebec’s Leader of the Official Opposition.
Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition, Parliament Building, 1045 des Parlementaires Street
OFFICAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

3:30 p.m.
Meeting with the Premier of Quebec
Her Excellency will meet with the Honourable Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec.
Office of the Premier, Honoré-Mercier Building, 1025 des Parlementaires Street
PHOTO OP—Upon arrival and at the beginning of the meeting
MEDIA CONTACT: Media wishing to cover the event must be accredited with the National Assembly by contacting Anne-Louise Gagnon at algagnon@assnat.qc.ca or at 418-643-1357.

4:15 p.m.
Meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly of Quebec
The Governor General will meet with the Honourable Jacques Chagnon, Speaker of the National Assembly of Quebec.
Office of the President of the National Assembly, Parliament Building, 1045 des Parlementaires Street
OFFICAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY 

Friday, December 8

10 a.m.
Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation
Her Excellency will present the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation for the 2016-2017 season to eight recipients. 

Canada West (CW)

Margaret Casault, Volleyball, Kinesiology, University of Alberta
Geoff Gray, Football, Engineering, University of Manitoba

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) 

Katherine Bearne, Soccer, Physics and Mathematics, University of Ottawa
Osvald Nitski, Swimming, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) 

Fabiola Forteza, Rugby, Kinesiology, Université Laval
Louis-Mathieu Normandin, Football, Business Administration, Université de Montréal 

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) 

Anna Dunn-Suen, Volleyball, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Eric Locke, Hockey, Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University

The Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation recognizes student-athletes who have maintained an average of 80 per cent or higher over the academic year while playing on one or more of their university’s varsity teams. These top eight Academic All-Canadians are selected by U SPORTS, formerly known as Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and its four conferences. 
The Citadelle of Québec
OPEN TO MEDIA 
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve McAllister, 647-881-6338, smcallister@hipcheckmedia.ca

2 p.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony
Her Excellency will be officially welcomed to the Citadelle of Québec with military honours. She will conduct an inspection of the guard of the Royal 22e Régiment on the parade square, which will be followed by a 21-gun salute.
The Citadelle of Québec
OPEN TO MEDIA

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Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-9166
613-852-3248 (cell)
marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca  

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