Governor General to visit The Pepper Pod: A Retreat Centre for Women Veterans

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will visit The Pepper Pod: A Retreat Centre for Women Veterans to tour the facility, learn about the services they provide to veterans, and speak with women receiving support from the centre.

As commander-in-chief of Canada, the governor general plays a major role in recognizing the importance of Canada’s military at home and abroad. The Governor General offers support and encouragement to members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Date:               Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time:              1 p.m.
Location:        35 Nordik Drive, Chelsea, Quebec

Notes for media

  • Media wishing to cover the event must arrive at the retreat centre by 12:45 p.m.
  • The tour portion of the visit is open to media.
  • The discussion with women veterans is for official photographers only.
  • Photos taken by the Governor General’s official photographer can be made available upon request.


About The Pepper Pod
The Pepper Pod is a retreat centre that serves, supports and inspires women in the Canadian veteran community with the goal of creating tightly knit tribes that support one another. The centre offers programs specifically designed for women veterans, giving them opportunities to connect through activities and events.
Find more information about The Pepper Pod

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Sandra Perron
Founder and CEO, The Pepper Pod

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