Visit to Saskatchewan - October 19, 2018

October 19, 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.

  • The Governor General visited the RCMP Academy Depot Division that prepares Cadets for real-world policing situations.
  • The Governor General the proceeded to École Ducharme, the only Francophone school in Moose Jaw.
  • She participated in a question and answer session with students from junior kindergarten to grade 12.
  • In the afternoon, the Governor General headed to CFB 15 Wing Moose Jaw, were she was greeted by representatives from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
  • She addressed pilots and instructors in the hangar and thanked them for having had the privilege of training with them before becoming an astronaut.
  • The Governor General then attended the closing demonstration of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ 48th season.
  • The Snowbirds impressed the crowd with their manoeuvres and aerial prowess.
  • Her Excellency met with family members and children of the Snowbirds formation.
  • Afterwards, the Governor General toured the NATO Flying Training in Canada academy.
  • Her visit gave her the opportunity to interact with female students and instructors.
  • CFB 15 Wing is the centre of Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew training and 431 Air Demonstration Squadron.
  • The Governor General interacted with engineers as they were conducting maintenance work on an aircraft.