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Visit to Toronto

May 16, 2017

Governor General to Visit Toronto

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit Toronto on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Upon arrival, His Excellency will present The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award to a group of students. In the afternoon, the Governor General and Tom Jenkins, Chair and former CEO of OpenText and Chair of the National Research Council, will speak about their recently published book Ingenious to students at the Junior Achievement Youth Engagement Conference. In the evening, His Excellency will deliver remarks at the Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

Below is His Excellency’s detailed itinerary. 

1:15 p.m.
Presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award of Achievement
The Governor General will present The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award to more than 80 young people from Ontario. 

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is a global program whose goal is to challenge, encourage and recognize young people between the ages of 14 and 24. This unique program is designed to empower youth to utilize their passions to help believe in their own potential. For more information, visit www.dukeofed.org.
Upper Canada College, 200 Lonsdale Road
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Camille McArthur, 416-203-2282 ext. 2400, cmcarthur@dukeofed.org 

3 p.m.
Ingenious On-Stage Conversation at the Junior Achievement Youth Engagement Conference
During an on-stage conversation, the Governor General and Mr. Jenkins will speak about their book, Ingenious to a group of youth participating in the Junior Achievement Youth Engagement Conference. The conversation will be followed by a question period. 

Published simultaneously in English and French by Signal/McClelland & Stewart (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) and Les Éditions La Presse, Ingenious is a book about hundreds of Canadian innovations that have made the world a smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier and happier place. The co-authors have worked hard to make sure this collection illustrates the range and depth of innovations that Canadians have given to the world. Ingenious categorizes these innovations by the impact they have made on our society, from the light bulb, the propeller, the electric radio and the zipper, to the life jacket, the basketball, peanut butter and Superman.
MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Shona Cook, Signa/McClelland & Stewart, 416-957-1576
Ray McIlroy, 647-680-8316, ray.mcilroy@kaiserlachance.com

6 p.m.
Remarks at the Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony
The Governor General will deliver remarks on the importance of innovation and to congratulate the newly inducted members at the 39th Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent CBC News, and honours Canada’s most distinguished business leaders for their lifetime accomplishments and service to the economy, community and our country. For more information, visit www.cbhf.ca.
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Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-990-9324
613-668-1929 (cell)
josephine.laframboise@gg.ca

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