Governor General will participate in the unveiling of a badge granted to the Rainbow Veterans of Canada

April 18, 2024

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will participate in the unveiling of a heraldic badge granted to the Rainbow Veterans of Canada (RVC) by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

The Governor General will attend both as head of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and as commander-in-chief. In this latter role, she will recognize the contributions of Canadian Armed Forces veterans.

A badge is a type of heraldic emblem. It is an honour conferred in recognition of service to the community. It was granted to the Rainbow Veterans of Canada in December 2023.

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 9:45 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum

Notes for media:

  • To guarantee your access to the event, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with Todd Ross
  • Photos of the event taken by the Governor General’s official photographer can be made available upon request.

About the Canadian Heraldic Authority
The Canadian Heraldic Authority is the federal service responsible for creating and registering coats of arms, flags and badges. It was established as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General in 1988.

Find information about the Canadian Heraldic Authority

About the Rainbow Veterans of Canada (RVC)
The Rainbow Veterans of Canada is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2019. They represent Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veterans impacted by the LGBT Purge and veterans who identify as members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. The RVC provides members with a safe space and provides education and advocacy for their rights, benefits and recognition.   

Find information about the Rainbow Veterans of Canada

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