Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, visited Thunder Bay from February 25 to 26, 2020.
February 25, 2020
Upon arrival in Thunder Bay, the Governor General met with students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and gave a presentation to encourage them to aim high and dare to dream. Later, Her Excellency went cross-country skiing with members of the National Team Development Centre and youth from the city, as part of her GGactive initiative. In the evening, the Governor General delivered remarks and kicked-off the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2020.
February 26, 2020
The Governor General addressed students and faculty members from Lakehead University and delivered a presentation. Throughout the day, Her Excellency attended various Special Olympics sporting events to cheer on athletes and see them compete. Before departing, she visited Confederation College's Aviation Centre of Excellence and answered questions from students.