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Media Advisory: Governor General to Address International Meeting of the Order of St. John

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the International Meeting of the Order of St. John on the evening of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the King Edward Hotel, in Toronto.

At 6:30 p.m., Their Excellencies will tour a modern-day military first aid post and a display commemorating St. John Ambulance's contributions during the First World War. They will also learn more about the St. John therapy dog program, one that is unique to Canada. This service brings joy and comfort to ill or lonely people in need of a friendly visit.

As Prior of the Priory of Canada, the Governor General will then deliver an address at 7:20 p.m. He will highlight the important contributions, past and present, made by supporters of the Order of St. John and St. John Ambulance in Canada and around the world.

About the Order of St. John

Established in 1888, by Queen Victoria, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem is a working order of men and women whose charitable contributions are expressed principally through its two foundations: St. John Ambulance and the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Order's Sovereign and the governor general is its Prior in Canada. For more information, please visit

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Marie-Pierre Belanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
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Clara Wicke
St. John Ambulance, National Office
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