Governor General to Welcome the President of the Republic of Croatia

May 9, 2019  

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will welcome Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, and Mr. Jakov Kitarović to Rideau Hall on Monday, May 13, 2019, on the occasion of the President’s State visit to Canada.

The detailed itinerary of events involving the Governor General and the President of the Republic of Croatia can be found below:

10:30 a.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony

An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. The President of the Republic of Croatia will conduct an inspection of a guard of honour. Both the Governor General and the President will deliver remarks on this occasion.
Rideau Hall Grounds
OPEN TO MEDIA

11 a.m.
Meeting between the Governor General and the President of the Republic of Croatia

Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OP—At the beginning of the meeting

11:35 a.m.
Ceremonial Tree Planting

The President and Mr. Kitarović will plant a blue-beech tree (carpinus caroliniana) on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate the State visit to Canada. The tree’s strong wood is a symbol of the strength of the relationship between both countries.

Close to 150 commemorative trees grace the grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general of Canada. They mark visits by members of the Royal Family, heads of State and other dignitaries.
Rideau Hall Grounds (near the Rose Garden)
OPEN TO MEDIA

6:30 p.m.
State Dinner

In honour of the President’s visit to Canada, the Governor General will host a State dinner at Rideau Hall. The Governor General and the President will deliver remarks on this occasion.
Tent Room, Rideau Hall
OPEN TO POOL MEDIA—During remarks at the beginning of the State dinner

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To cover these events, members of the media must be accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Temporary accreditation can be obtained.  
We ask that members of the media confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to official events.

Media information:

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

For information about the media pool or to obtain temporary accreditation:

Pierre Cuguen
Parliamentary Press Gallery
613-992-6517
pierre.cuguen@parl.gc.ca

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