Visit to Saskatchewan - October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

Governor General Julie Payette undertook an official visit to Saskatchewan from October 18 to 20, 2018. She stopped in Regina, Moose Jaw and Humboldt.

  • Her Excellency received a warm welcome from the people of Regina at the Legislative Assembly.
  • She received military honours, including a guard of honour, the “Viceregal Salute” and a 21-gun salute from members of the 3 Canadian Division, Joint Task Force West and the 10th Field Artillery, 38 Canadian Brigade Group.
  • During the inspection, the Governor General stopped on several occasions to thank members of the Canadian Armed Forces for their service.
  • She also acknowledged students who were on hand to welcome her.
  • The Governor General then invited members of the public to join her for a walk around Wascana Lake.
  • This walk was part of her new initiative called GGActive, which aims to promote health and fitness.
  • The Governor General then met with the Honourable Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan, at the Legislative Assembly.
  • Her Excellency then proceeded to the Saskatchewan War Memorial.
  • She paid tribute to residents from the province who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, military training, peacekeeping operations and the Afghanistan war.
  • In the evening, the Governor General met with His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, at Government House, where she presented him with a photo of the province of Saskatchewan taken from space.
  • After the presentation, she signed the Lieutenant Governor’s guest book.