Installation Day of Canada’s 30th Governor General

July 26, 2021

  • Mary May Simon and her husband wave to people outside of Rideau Hall.
  • Mary May Simon in the foyer of the Senate.
  • An Inuit Elder lighting the qulliq in the Senate. A woman is seated beside her.
  • The Secretary to the Governor General standing at the podium in the Senate Chamber. Mary Simon and her husband are seated to his left.
  • Mary May Simon speaking at the podium in the Senate Chamber.
  • Mary May Simon signing a document in the Senate. The Prime Minister and the Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner stand on either side of her.
  • Mary May Simon signing a document.
  • People in the Senate standing and applauding Mary May Simon.
  • Mary May Simon and her husband sitting in throne seats, holding hands.
  • Mary May Simon and her husband sitting in throne seats.
  • Procession leaving the Senate Chamber after the installation ceremony.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon thanking artists who performed during the installation ceremony.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon waving to the crowd as she walks from the Senate to the National War Memorial.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon standing on a small red platform in front of the National War Memorial.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon placing a bouquet of flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon walking away from the War Memorial.
  • Drone shot Their Excellencies arriving at their new home following the Installation ceremony.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon conducting her first inspection of the guards outside Rideau Hall.
  • Governor General Mary May Simon greeting family and friends outside Rideau Hall.