Installation day at Rideau Hall

July 23, 2021

OTTAWA—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover the departure of Governor General Designate Mary May Simon as she heads to the Senate Chamber for her installation ceremony, and her return to Rideau Hall as the 30th governor general of Canada.

Date:               Monday, July 26, 2021

Time:              10:30 a.m.

Location:        Front facade of Rideau Hall

Upon her return to Rideau Hall, the Governor General will be received by her family and close friends. As commander-in-chief of Canada, she will receive military honours from the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) and the Canadian Grenadier Guards (CGG). She will then conduct an inspection of the guard.

The Governor General and her spouse will then enter their residence.

There will be photo opportunities during this event.

Media wishing to attend this event must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. 

Media covering this event should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:00 a.m.

Please note masks are mandatory.

Official photo: Media wishing to obtain a copy of the Governor General’s official photo under embargo should contact the Rideau Hall Press Office.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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