September 6, 2023
OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will participate in activities in Ottawa on Thursday, September 7, 2023. The Governor General will first meet with the Mayor of Ottawa. Later in the morning, she will visit Carty House, a safe space for refugee women. Finally, the Governor General will visit the Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest Farm, which grows and collects nutritious, local produce for clients served by Ottawa Food Bank member agencies across the national capital region.
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Her Excellency will formally meet with Ottawa’s mayor, Mark Sutcliffe, at City Hall, and learn about his vision for the city, as well as discuss salient issues currently facing Ottawa.
Heritage Building, 110 Laurier Avenue West
OPEN TO MEDIA
Media contact: City of Ottawa, Media Relations, 613-580-2450, email@example.com
Her Excellency will visit Carty House, which provides a first home and a helping hand to refugee women in need in the Ottawa area. The Governor General will view some of the doors from the Doors to Refugee Stories exhibit, and engage with the high school students who designed them. She will also engage with Carty House residents, staff, clients and volunteers.
Find information on Carty House
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Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest Farm
Her Excellency will visit the Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest Farm, where she will help wash some freshly harvested kale while engaging with Community Harvest Farm volunteers. The Community Harvest Program grows and collects nutritious, local produce for clients served by Ottawa Food Bank member agencies across the national capital region. The Governor General will learn about the work being done to help the local community address the issue of food insecurity.
Intersection of Huntley and Mansfield Road
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Media contact: Samantha Koziara, 613-322-6367, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for media:
- Members of the media must confirm their attendance at selected events with the media contacts listed above.
- Photos taken by the Governor General’s official photographer are available upon request via email@example.com.
- Media members can follow the Governor General’s visit and activities online at gg.ca.
Rideau Hall Press Office