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Governor General to Visit Newfoundland and Labrador

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on June 12 and 13, 2013. This visit will be an occasion to recognize community building, to honour acts of volunteerism through the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and to meet with Canadian Forces members.

"I'm looking forward to returning to Newfoundland and Labrador, where I will be delivering the opening address at the CU Expo in Corner Brook," said His Excellency. "This conference is a wonderful opportunity for community members to work with experienced researchers and for academic researchers to work with knowledgeable community groups to bring about positive change. I believe in the importance of encouraging community involvement which leads to great initiatives and partnerships that I will have the chance to witness first-hand during my visit to the province."

Below is His Excellency's detailed itinerary in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (ADT), Hopedale (ADT), Corner Brook (NDT), and Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (NDT).

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Wednesday, June 12

9:45 a.m.

Visit to 5 Wing Goose Bay

As commander-in-chief of Canada, His Excellency will visit and address members of the Canadian Forces and their families at 5 Wing Goose Bay. He will be greeted by Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Ward and an arrival guard.

5 Wing Goose Bay is an air force base conducting a wide variety of operations, including both joint and combined training. Located on the northeast coast of Canada, its strategic location enables 5 Wing to play a key role in protecting the sovereignty of Canada and the air defence of North America.

5 Wing Goose Bay, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

PHOTO OP-Upon His Excellency's arrival

MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Dave Bowen, 709-896-1456 or [email protected]

Hopedale

Wednesday, June 12

12:15 p.m.

Visit to Hopedale

His Excellency will be welcomed by Mrs. Sarah Leo, President of Nunatsiavut, and Mr. Wayne Piercy, AngajukKak (Mayor) of Hopedale. He will deliver an address at the Nunatsiavut Assembly. This will be the first time a governor general has spoken to legislative members of the Nunatsiavut Government. His Excellency will then attend a community gathering at Amos Comenius Memorial School where he will address community members and Elders. The Governor General's visit to Hopedale will conclude with a tour of the Hopedale Moravian Mission Complex to learn more about how Moravians from Europe came to Labrador between 1752 and 1771 to establish missions.

Born out of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, the Nunatsiavut Government-an Inuit regional government- was established in 2005. Nunatsiavut is the first of the Inuit regions in Canada to achieve self-governance.

OPEN TO MEDIA

MEDIA CONTACT: Bert Pomeroy, [email protected]

Corner Brook

Thursday, June 13

8:15 a.m.

Opening Address at Community-University (CU) Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds

His Excellency will deliver the opening address on the unique potential of post-secondary institutions and communities to bring about social change through partnerships and co-operation. His speech will be followed by a question period with the audience.

CU Expo is a Canadian-led international conference designed to showcase the best practices in community-university partnerships worldwide, and to create opportunities for innovative and successful collaborations which strengthen our communities. This event is a joint initiative of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the City of Corner Brook, with support from the Provincial Office of Public Engagement. For more information, visit the website www.cuexpo2013.ca/.

Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook

OPEN TO MEDIA

MEDIA CONTACT: Pam Gill, 709-632-0936 or [email protected]

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

Thursday, June 13

12:15 p.m.

Presentation of the Caring Canadian Award at Ecole elementaire Beachy Cove Elementary School

His Excellency will meet with staff and students from Ecole elementaire Beachy Cove Elementary School. At 1 p.m., he will present the Governor General's Canadian Caring Award to six deserving recipients. Three of these recipients were nominated by grade six students from Ecole elementaire Beachy Cove Elementary School for their contributions to the well-being of their community. The ceremony will take place in the presence of Their Honours the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mrs. Patricia Fagan, as well as family members, school staff and students. The list of recipients and their citations are included below.

His Excellency and Their Honours will help the school staff launch a new smartphone application to enhance family engagement with the school.

Created in 1995, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made significant, sustained, unpaid contributions to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light the example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character. For more information about this award, visit www.gg.ca/caring.

412 Beachy Cove Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

OPEN TO MEDIA

MEDIA CONTACT: Aubrey Dawe, 709-689-9592 or [email protected]

St. John's

Thursday, June 13

3 p.m.

Launch of the Smart & Caring Fund by the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL)

As patron of the Community Foundations of Canada, His Excellency will attend the launch of CFNL's Smart & Caring Community Fund where he will deliver remarks. Leading up to 2017, community foundations across Canada are answering the Governor General's call to service to connect the country by establishing Smart & Caring Community Funds across Canada. The funds will give communities the flexibility they need to take advantage of local opportunities, and to help make them the smart and caring places they can become.

CFNL is a unique registered charity. The foundation's goal is to help people from all walks of life support the causes they feel are priorities in their communities and their province. To achieve this goal, CFNL pools and invests the gifts of many donors to create permanent endowment funds for communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information, visit the website www.cfnl.ca/.

Marguerite's Place, 170 Cashin Avenue Ext.

OPEN TO MEDIA

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CARING CANADIAN AWARD RECIPIENTS AND CITATIONS

Todd Churchill

St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Todd Churchill is committed to supporting the organizations that help his son Carter, who has cerebral palsy and is hearing-impaired. He raised funds by renting out the full-size hockey rink in his backyard, featuring side boards, nets and lights, which he built himself. The initiative, dubbed Reason for the Rink, became a huge success, raising both awareness and funding for the Mazol Shriners, Easter Seals of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Rainbow Raiders therapeutic riding program.

Father Michael Horlick

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Known for his infectious enthusiasm and dedication to his community, Father Horlick has supported veterans and their families for several years by organizing commemorative ceremonies honouring Canadian heroes. With great compassion, Father Horlick has regularly visited veterans in their homes, in hospitals and in palliative care centres for veterans.

Julianne and Rachel Moss

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Since 2009, Julianne and Rachel Moss have raised funds to support the Janeway Children's Health & Rehabilitation Centre. When Rachel broke her leg at age four, the two sisters determined they would give back to the institution that had helped her recover. Starting with a goal of raising $100 by selling homemade bracelets, they have since raised $30 000. Their creations now include magnets, snowman pins, Christmas ornaments, hair clips and much more.

George Herbert Powell

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

With exemplary determination and perseverance, George Herbert Powell has donated his time to various causes for over 26 years. Notably, he has assisted refugees and new residents in his region, organized St. John's Festival 500, and helped out in seniors' residences.

Marie Ryall

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

For over 25 years, Marie Ryall has served her community by taking part in numerous fundraising campaigns benefitting the hospitals in her region. Her good humour and energy have also made her a welcome presence for seniors at the centres in her region, who credit her with brightening their day.

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