January 12 to 13, 2024.
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser took part in activities related to Rendez-Vous 25 (RV25), a celebration to commemorate 25 years since the creation of the Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) program. RV25 took place in Kuujjuaq, in the Nunavik region of Quebec, from January 12 to 13, 2024.
January 12, 2024
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Quebec
Governor General Simon and Mr. Whit Fraser encouraged and cheered on JCR cadets as they competed in friendly competitions, including improvised shelter building.
The JCR program is a challenging and rewarding program for youth in remote communities across Canada. The program integrates practical skills and cultural practices in a fun and friendly environment.
Learn more about the JCR program
Their Excellencies visited the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre to meet with counsellors and staff to understand the work they do and how it benefits members of the community.
The Isuarsivik Recovery Centre delivers holistic and culturally sensitive healing programs for residents of the Nunavik region to improve their well-being and build strong, safe and healthy communities.
Learn more about the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre
Governor General Simon met with Elders and their families at their residence in Kuujjuaq as a show of respect. The home provides 24-hour care in an environment adapted to Inuit culture.
Their Excellencies joined JCR cadets, Canadian Armed Forces members and members of the community for a showcase of local culture and artistry.
January 13, 2024
Governor General Simon delivered remarks at the ceremony commemorating 25 years since the creation of the JCR program. As part of the ceremony, medals were presented to the winners of the previous day’s competitions.