Governor General to attend the launch of the Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams heart garden at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will take part in an art activity with schoolchildren to launch the Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams heart garden at Rideau Hall.

The heart garden honours First Nations, Inuit and Métis children affected by residential schools, both those who survived and those who never came home. Each heart represents our shared responsibility to remember their stories and commit to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.

Date:               June 21, 2024
Time:              9:30 a.m. EDT
Location:        Rideau Hall Visitor Centre

Notes for media:

  • To guarantee your access to the event, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office at
  • Media are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 9:10 a.m. on the day of the event.
  • Official photos of the event will be made available upon request.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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