Governor General to Attend the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru

July 23, 2019

OTTAWA—At the request of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will attend the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 23 to 27, 2019.

While in Peru, Her Excellency will support Canadian athletes by attending Canada’s flag-raising ceremony in the Athletes’ Village as well as the Opening Ceremony of the Games. She will also cheer on our Canadian athletes during various sporting events.

During her stay, she will have an opportunity to meet with His Excellency Martín Vizcarra, President of the Republic of Peru, to talk about the Games and the important connections between our two countries.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary. Timings are indicated UTC/GMT -5 hours. 

Wednesday, July 24
Lima

2 p.m.
Flag-Raising Ceremony and Meeting with Team Canada

Her Excellency will attend Team Canada’s flag-raising ceremony. Joined by Tricia Smith, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, David Shoemaker, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, and Douglas Vandor, Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2019 PanAm Games, the Governor General will then meet with Canadian athletes and coaching staff in the Athlete’s Village.
Athletes’ Village
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY—Flag-raising ceremony
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY—
Meeting with Canadian athletes and coaching staff

7 p.m.
Working Dinner with Representatives from
Government, Civil Society, Scientific and Cultural Organizations
Her Excellency will meet with representatives from government, civil society, scientific and cultural organizations to discuss shared projects and collaboration opportunities.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

Thursday, July 25
Lima

Morning
Preliminary Sporting Events

Her Excellency will attend preliminary sporting events at various venues. Follow @GGJuliePayette on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the Games.
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY

12:30 p.m.
Meeting with the President of the Republic of Peru

Her Excellency will meet with His Excellency Martín Vizcarra, President of the Republic of Peru, to discuss the Games, as well as bilateral relations and exchanges between Canada and Peru.
Presidential Palace
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

Afternoon
Preliminary Sporting Events

Her Excellency will attend preliminary sporting events at various venues. Follow @GGJuliePayette on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the Games.
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY

Friday, July 26
Lima

Morning
Preliminary Sporting Events

Throughout the day, Her Excellency will attend preliminary sporting events at various venues. Follow @GGJuliePayette on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the Games.
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY

7 p.m.
Opening Ceremony of the Pan American Games
The Governor General will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Pan American Games.À
National Stadium
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY

9:30 p.m.
Reception hosted by the President of Panam Sports

The Governor General will attend a reception hosted by Neven Ilic Álvarez, President of Panam Sports.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

Saturday, July 27
Lima

Sporting Events
Throughout the day, Her Excellency will attend sporting events at various venues. Follow @GGJuliePayette on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the Games.
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY

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Media wishing to obtain photos of the visit can contact the Rideau Hall Press Office.
This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

To obtain the latest updates, visit www.gg.ca.
 

Media information:

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

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