|By Marketwired .||
|May 12, 2014 04:44 PM EDT||
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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