Jeanne Sauvé Lecture Series in Montreal

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February 16, 2010

The Governor General to Open
the Jeanne Sauvé Lecture Series in Montreal

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a speech on the occasion of the inauguration of the Jeanne Sauvé Lecture Series on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at McGill University. While in Montreal, the Governor General will also visit Jeanne Sauvé House as well as Share the Warmth foundation.

10 a.m. – Visit to Jeanne Sauvé House
1514 Dr. Penfield Avenue, Montreal
The Governor General will meet with the Scholars of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation.  The Sauvé Scholars Program is designed for exceptional young leaders (age 30 or under) from across the globe who want to change the world. The Scholars live together in Jeanne Sauvé House. They are invited to participate in some form of social or civic engagement. They also enjoy a unique status at McGill University – the program’s academic home – where they benefit from the guidance of an Academic Mentor and enjoy unlimited access to McGill’s resources and facilities. For more information, visit
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – Upon the arrival of the Governor General.

12 p.m. – Speech for the inauguration of the Jeanne Sauvé Lecture Series followed by a discussion
Moyse Hall, Arts Pavilion, McGill University
853 Sherbrooke West Street, Montreal
The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation inaugurates the Jeanne Sauvé Lecture Series this year. The speech of the Governor General will kick off a discussion on youth engagement in an era of globalization. Jeanne Sauvé Foundation Scholars, university students and professors and youth organizations representatives will participate in the event. 

The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation was established in 1989 by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada from 1984 to 1990, as her legacy to the youth of the world. For more information, visit
OPEN TO MEDIA – Media who wish to cover the speech and the discussion have to contact, in advance, Maria Naso (McGill University) at 514-398-1076 or at

2:45 p.m. – Visit to Share the Warmth foundation
625, Fortune Street, Montréal
The Governor General will meet with clients, youth, employees, volunteers and members of the board of Share the Warmth. Created in 1990, the foundation offers a variety of programs for youth and families living in poverty, including food and school supplies for students, a youth group, music classes, mentorship, a food bank, a second-hand clothing store, employment assistance services, and youth volunteer work. For more information, visit

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Media Information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office

François-Xavier Tremblay
Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

Doug Sweet
McGill University

Fiona Crossling
Share the Warmth Foundation