Welcome!

News Feed Item

Media Advisory: This Canada Day Weekend, Come and Celebrate Canada at Rideau Hall!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- Leading up to Canada Day, escape the downtown crowds and bring your family to Rideau Hall, the governor general's official residence and workplace in Ottawa. From June 28 to July 1, 2014, a flurry of activities will be offered, including the cross-Canada travelling exhibit It's An Honour!, on-site for four days only.

See details below on how you can join in the fun! All activities are free of charge.

(v)

IT'S AN HONOUR! TRAVELLING EXHIBIT

From June 28 to July 1, 2014

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Making a special stop at Rideau Hall, It's An Honour! introduces visitors of all of ages to the Canadian Honours System, which recognizes people for their extraordinary achievement, bravery, valour and service. Mounted in a specially designed vehicle, the interactive learning space features interpretative panels, multimedia elements and unique artifacts.

On the road since last summer, the exhibit has already travelled through the Northwest Territories, Yukon, the Western provinces and northern Ontario. Over the next year, it will continue to journey to schools, community centres, special events and small towns across the country. For more information, visit www.gg.ca/HonoursExhibit, or follow @HonoursExhibit on Facebook and Twitter.

OPEN TO MEDIA-Media are invited to visit the exhibit and are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office in order to organize a tour or to conduct interviews.

LAUNCH OF STORYTIME AT RIDEAU HALL

Saturday, June 28, 2014

11 a.m.

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, along with special guests Roch Carrier, O.C., and Suzanne Pinel (Marie-Soleil), C.M., will officially launch Storytime at Rideau Hall. Join Their Excellencies for stories, snacks and a great time as they kick off this annual outdoor family activity that celebrates reading and literacy!

Over the summer months, every Friday and Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Storytime at Rideau Hall will be hosted in collaboration with Frontier College, a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes literacy. Volunteers will invite visitors and families to settle in under the Reading Tent to read children's books and participate in fun literacy activities.

OPEN TO MEDIA-The event will take place outside, near the residence.

CARING CANADIAN AWARD CEREMONY

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

9:30 a.m.

During a special outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Rideau Hall, His Excellency will present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to 7 volunteers who have contributed to making local communities smarter and more caring. The list of recipients and their citations will be published in a separate release.

Created in 1995, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution 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.

OPEN TO MEDIA-The ceremony will take place outside, near the residence.

OLYMPIAN CLARA HUGHES VISITS IT'S AN HONOUR! TRAVELLING EXHIBIT

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2:45 p.m.

Following the Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill, Their Excellencies will accompany Clara Hughes on a brief visit of the travelling exhibit during its last day at Rideau Hall. As an Officer of the Order of Canada, Ms. Hughes is among the extraordinary Canadians featured in the exhibit.

The six-time cycling and speed-skating Olympic medallist will have just completed Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk earlier that afternoon on Parliament Hill. Focused on ending the stigma around mental illness, this unprecedented 110-day bicycle journey across Canada supported local mental health initiatives by community groups, schools and other organizations in every province and territory.

OPEN TO MEDIA-Photo op inside the exhibit and media availability following the tour.

VISIT THE RESIDENCE AND TOUR THE GROUNDS

Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While you are at Rideau Hall, take in the sights and visit for the whole day! Tour the State rooms, where Canadians are honoured and dignitaries are welcomed. Bring a picnic, stroll through the grounds at your leisure, and enjoy the play structure with your children. And before you go, don't forget to witness the pageantry and colour of the Ceremonial Guard during the hourly Relief of the Sentries.

TripAdvisor® recently awarded Rideau Hall a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, which recognizes consistent hospitality excellence and outstanding traveller feedback, making it the perfect place for Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate our country.

For more information about Rideau Hall's summer activities or guided tours, please call 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422 (toll-free), write to [email protected] or visit our website at www.gg.ca/visitus.

Please note that Rideau Hall is a working residence; scheduling for all activities is subject to change without notice due to official events.

Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts:
Marie-Pierre Belanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-9166
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reducti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Daiya Industry specializes in orthotic support systems and assistive devices with pneumatic artificial muscles in order to contribute to an extended healthy life expectancy. For more information, please visit https://www.daiyak...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nihon Micron will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nihon Micron Co., Ltd. strives for technological innovation to establish high-density, high-precision processing technology for providing printed circuit board and metal mount RFID tags used for communication devices. For more inf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Suzuki Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Suzuki Inc. is a semiconductor-related business, including sales of consuming parts, parts repair, and maintenance for semiconductor manufacturing machines, etc. It is also a health care business providing experimental research for...
"Our strategy is to focus on the hyperscale providers - AWS, Azure, and Google. Over the last year we saw that a lot of developers need to learn how to do their job in the cloud and we see this DevOps movement that we are catering to with our content," stated Alessandro Fasan, Head of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than most of us in security expected. CIOs are going from 0 to 100 in cloud adoption and leaving security teams in the dust. Once cloud is part of an enterprise stack, it’s unclear who has responsibility for the protection of applications, services, and data. When cloud breaches occur, whether active compromise or a publicly accessible database, the blame must fall on both service providers and users. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben Johnson, C...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
Many organizations adopt DevOps to reduce cycle times and deliver software faster; some take on DevOps to drive higher quality and better end-user experience; others look to DevOps for a clearer line-of-sight to customers to drive better business impacts. In truth, these three foundations go together. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 21st Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, industry experts will discuss how leading organizations build application success from all...
SYS-CON Events announced today that mruby Forum will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language. We introduce mruby and the mruby IoT framework that enhances development productivity. For more information, visit http://forum.mruby.org/.
Cloud-based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. Nearly 40% of organizations have had to execute their BCDR plan due to a service disruption in the past two years. Zerto on IBM Cloud offer VMware and Microsoft customers simple, automated recovery of on-premise VMware and Microsoft workloads to IBM Cloud data centers.
Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?