Governor General to Visit Lévis, Quebec

September 17, 2019

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Lévis, Quebec, on September 18, 2019. During this visit, she will visit Maison Alphonse-Desjardins and the Régiment de la Chaudière museum.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary.

3:40 p.m.
Visit to Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

The Governor General will visit Maison Alphonse-Desjardins to tour the historic residence. Afterwards, she will sign the guest book which will make her an honorary member of the Desjardins Group.

Maison Alphonse-Desjardins is a museum devoted to promoting the origins of the Desjardins Group, the first financial co‑operative in North America, and the history of its co-founders, Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins. It was the Desjardins family residence for more than half a century and housed the head office of Caisse populaire de Lévis from 1900 to 1906. For more information visit,

4:10 p.m.
Visit to the Régiment de la Chaudière Museum

The Governor General will visit the Régiment de la Chaudière museum to mark their 150th anniversary. Her Excellency will be greeted by a guard of honour and welcomed by His Worship Gilles Lehouillier, Mayor of Lévis, and Monique Leroux, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel. Afterwards, she will sign the City of Lévis’ and the museum’s guest books. She will conclude her visit with a tour of the museum and will meet with members of the regiment.

The Régiment de la Chaudière is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. It is part of 2nd Canadian Division’s 35 Canadian Brigade Group and is headquartered at Lévis, Quebec. For more information, visit
Régiment de la Chaudière Museum, 10 de l’Arsenal Street, Lévis
OPEN TO MEDIA – Arrival and signing of guest books
Lieutenant Elaine Jean, 418-222-2103,


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