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The Governor General to Visit Nova Scotia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Nova Scotia on May 14 and 15, 2014.

The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada will first stop at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood to take part in the presentation and consecration of a new Standard. He will address Canadian Armed Forces members on this occasion.

His Excellency will attend the launch of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia's Smart & Caring Community Fund. He will be showing his support for the fund by visiting not-for-profit organizations in the communities of Mahone Bay, Gold River and Chester. His Excellency will also present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to people from across the province.

In Halifax, the Governor General will join young people aged 15 to 30 to discuss youth engagement at a round-table discussion hosted by United Way Halifax. Finally, he will receive an honorary degree at the University of King's College's 225th Encaenia ceremony and deliver the convocation address to the assembled graduates and other honorary degree recipients.

Below is His Excellency's detailed itinerary (Atlantic Daylight Time):

                              Wednesday, May 14
                                  Greenwood

10 a.m.
Presentation of Colours to 405 Squadron
The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada will preside over the
presentation and consecration of a new Standard to 405 Long Range Patrol
Squadron. His Excellency will conduct the inspection of the guard of honour
and deliver an address on this occasion.

Formed in 1941, 405 Eagle Squadron was the Royal Canadian Air Force's first
bomber Squadron. Today, the Squadron's primary responsibilities remain those
of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and control of Canada's
eastern approaches.
Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Greenwood
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Lt (N) Sylvain Rousseau, Canadian Forces Base Greenwood,
902-765-1494 ext. 5101 or [email protected]

                              Wednesday, May 14
                                 Mahone Bay

2 p.m.
Launch of the Lunenburg County Smart & Caring Community Fund
As patron of Community Foundations of Canada, His Excellency will attend the
launch of the Lunenburg County Smart & Caring Community Fund, which will
support initiatives focused on sustaining and improving the quality of life
in the region. On this occasion, the Governor General will deliver a speech
and present the Caring Canadian Award to deserving volunteers from Nova
Scotia. The names of the recipients and their citations will be available
online (www.gg.ca) at a later date.

Leading up to 2017, community foundations from all across Canada are
answering the Governor General's call to service and connecting the country
by establishing Smart & Caring Community Funds. 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.
Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Kouzovnikov, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia,
902-490-5907(w), 902-225-1486 (c) or [email protected]

                              Wednesday, May 14
                                 Gold River

3:15 p.m.
Visit to an After-School Program for Mi'kmaw Children
The Governor General will join Acadia First Nation Chief Deborah Robinson,
student support worker and Native artist Ms. Sheila Porter, and Mi'kmaq
children between the ages of 6 to 11 during their after-school activities.
His Excellency will receive a talking stick from the children.

The after-school program that Ms. Porter delivers with her husband Duane
includes assistance with reading, writing and arithmetic, along with
information about Native history and traditions. Acadia First Nation is a
Mi'kmaw Nation with ties to traditional territory. It encompasses five
reserves: Yarmouth, Ponhook, Medway, Wildcat and Gold River. For more
information about Acadia First Nation, please visit
http://www.acadiafirstnation.ca/.
Gold River Health Centre, 311 Beech Hill Road, Gold River
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Kouzovnikov, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia,
902-490-5907 (w), 902-225-1486 (c) or [email protected]

                              Wednesday, May 14
                                   Chester

4 p.m.
Visit to Bonny Lea Farm
His Excellency will visit The Herb Garden and The Bark Barn at Bonny Lea
Farm which offers various services and activities that assist people with
disabilities. He will meet with participants and support workers for both
programs.

In 1973, a group of interested men and women developed a vision to assist
young people with disabilities by providing them with opportunities to learn
the skills they needed to lead meaningful and productive lives in their
communities. Their vision involved teaching, advocacy and challenging
conventions, leading to the incorporation of the South Shore Community
Service Association and the founding of Bonny Lea Farm. For more
information, please visit www.bonnyleafarm.ca.
Bonny Lea Farm, 5 Collicutt Road Hwy 14, Chester
OPEN TO MEDIA
Media Contact: Allison Kouzovnikov, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia,
902-490-5907 (w), 902-225-1486 (c) or [email protected]

                              Thursday, May 15
                                   Halifax

11 a.m.
Governor General's Round-Table Discussion on Youth Engagement
His Excellency will participate in a round-table discussion on youth
engagement hosted by United Way Halifax. He will join in conversations with
young people aged 15 to 30 who are actively involved in their communities to
hear the views.

Over the past year, the Governor General has hosted round-table discussions
on youth engagement all across the country. The latest editions have
followed the launch of My Giving Moment, a national multimedia campaign
designed to encourage Canadians to think about what they have to give and
then to act on those opportunities. The campaign, inspired by His
Excellency, is part of an ongoing effort to promote giving among Canadians
and to build a smarter, more caring nation. For more information, please
visit www.mygivingmoment.ca.
St. Mary's Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Carole McDougall, United Way Halifax, (902) 461-3082 or
[email protected]

2:30 p.m.
The University of King's College's 225th Encaenia Ceremony
The Governor General will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from
the university and deliver the convocation address as part of the 225th
Encaenia ceremony to be held at King's College. His Excellency will receive
the honorary degree for his services to education and universities, and to
Canada. The ceremony will be live streamed on the University of King's
College's home page.

King's offers an undergraduate experience through its Foundation Year
Programme, interdisciplinary upper-year programmes in Contemporary Studies,
Early Modern Studies, and History of Science and Technology, and over 60
different degree options. Its School of Journalism offers both bachelor and
master's degrees. For more information, visit www.ukings.ca.
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Martello Street, Halifax


PHOTO OP - At approximately 2:15 p.m., in front of the cathedral, upon the
arrival of the procession of graduating students and honorary degree
recipients.
MEDIA CONTACT: Cheryl Bell, University of King's College, 902-266-9403 or
[email protected].

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Rideau Hall Press Office
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