Visit to Québec

September 19 to 21, 2023

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser undertook a visit to Québec from September 19 to 21, 2023.

September 19, 2023

In the morning, Her Excellency presented 34 Decorations for Bravery during a ceremony held at the Citadelle of Québec.

Decorations for Bravery ceremony at the Citadelle of Québec

In the afternoon, Her Excellency visited Wendake, a place that serves as a vibrant crossroads of different cultures. She met with Grand Chief Rémy Vincent who walked her through the heritage of his community.

September 20, 2023

The Governor General presented a new standard to the 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron during a ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier.

In the afternoon, Her Excellency met with some Canadian Armed Forces members who deployed as part of Operation Lentus, and also observed a training exercise of the Decontamination Platoon of the 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

Later on, Her Excellency enjoyed getting to know a group of incredible young women at Motivaction Jeunesse.