Governor General to Attend 2019 Graduation Ceremonies at Royal Military College of Canada

May 14, 2019  

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend the 2019 graduation ceremonies at Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, on May 16 and 17, 2019.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary.

Thursday, May 16


1 p.m.
Convocation Ceremony

During the convocation ceremony, the Governor General will receive a Doctor of Laws honoris causa and address the 2019 graduating class. Afterwards, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, will present approximately 300 students with their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Anderson Field House, Kingston Military Community Sports Centre, Building 65, Canadian Forces Base Kingston, 11 Navy Way, Kingston
OPEN TO MEDIA - Media are asked to confirm their attendance with RMC and to arrive with photo identification at the Anderson Field House main doors at 12:45 p.m.

Friday, May 17


9:30 a.m.
Graduation and Commissioning Parade

The Governor General, General Jonathan H. Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, and other senior Canadian Armed Forces personnel will present commissioning scrolls to graduating members of RMC. The commissioning parade will include a formal inspection, a march past and a salute to the Governor General.

Upon receipt of their commissions, members of the graduating class officially become junior officers in the Canadian Armed Forces. General Vance will address the newly commissioned graduates on the parade square.
Royal Military College of Canada, Parade Square, 15 Valour Drive, Kingston
OPEN TO MEDIA - Media are asked to confirm their attendance with RMC and arrive at the Old Hospital beside the parade square at 9:15 a.m.

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Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell)
josephine.laframboise@gg.ca

Lieutenant(N) Blake Patterson
Public Affairs Officer
Royal Military College of Canada
613-541-6000 ext. 6484
613-449-7593 (cell)
blake.patterson@forces.gc.ca

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