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Official Visit to New Brunswick

November 6, 2017

The Governor General to Undertake an
Official Visit to New Brunswick 

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Fredericton and 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown as part of her first official visit to New Brunswick on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

During this visit, Her Excellency will have the opportunity to meet with provincial officials including the Lieutenant Governor and the Premier. In addition, Her Excellency will address members of the Legislative Assembly and meet with members of the Canadian Armed Forces. In the evening, the Governor General will attend a reception in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary with members of the Order of New Brunswick. This will be Her Excellency’s first provincial visit since becoming governor general.

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary:

11 a.m.
Meeting with the Lieutenant Governor
Upon arrival in Fredericton, the Governor General will meet with Their Honours the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, and Mr. Ronald Vienneau.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

12:30
Official Welcoming Ceremony
The Governor General will be officially welcomed to New Brunswick by Their Honours the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, and Mr. Ronald Vienneau; the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick; and the Honourable Chris Collins, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The Governor General will receive military honours, including a 100-person guard of honour, the Vice Regal Salute and a 21-gun salute from The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School. Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, 706 Queen Street, Fredericton
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: John McNeil 506-444-4576, john.mcneil@gnb.ca 

12:45 p.m.
Meeting with the Premier of New Brunswick
Her Excellency will meet with the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

1:15 p.m.
Address to Members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Her Excellency will address the members of the Legislative Assembly and guests, including members of the Order of New Brunswick. The Premier of New Brunswick will deliver opening remarks. The event will be broadcast live via www.gnb.ca/cnb/live/.
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, 706 Queen Street, Fredericton
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: John McNeil, 506-444-4576, john.mcneil@gnb.ca

2 p.m.
Visit to the University of New Brunswick
At the University of New Brunswick, the Governor General will tour the Institute of Biomedical Engineering’s innovative prosthetics labs. After the tour, Her Excellency will engage in a discussion on research and collaboration with various stakeholders. 

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering is a research institute at the University of New Brunswick. The Institute’s mandate is to further education, research and community service in biomedical engineering. For more information, visit www.unb.ca.
University of New Brunswick, 25 Dineen Drive, Fredericton
PHOTO OP—During the tour of the lab
MEDIA CONTACT: Sonya Gilks, 506-453-4546, sonya.gilks@unb.ca

3:25 p.m.
Visit to 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown
The Governor General will visit 5 CDSB Gagetown where she will meet with and extend her support to the troops and their families. Her Excellency will be welcomed to the base by Brigadier-General Derek Macaulay, Commander, 5th Canadian Division, and by a military display. Her Excellency will then board a LAV 6 to travel to the 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron. Later, Her Excellency will visit the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering and the Gagetown Military Family Resource Centre.

5 CDSB Gagetown was officially opened in 1958 as a training facility. With 1 100 square kilometres of training area, it is the second-largest military base in Canada and the largest training facility in eastern Canada. The base and its lodger units provide full-time employment to approximately 6 500 military members and 1 000 civilians. For more information, visit www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca.
5 CDSB Gagetown, Oromocto
PHOTO OP—Welcoming ceremony, visit to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering and to the Military Family Resource Centre ***Media are asked to confirm their attendance with 5 CDSB Gagetown for logistical details.***
MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Evelyne Lemire, 506-260-8811, evelyne.lemire@forces.gc.ca 

7:30 p.m.
Reception in Celebration of 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, members of the Order of New Brunswick will gather for a reception hosted by the Premier of New Brunswick. During this event, the Premier and Her Excellency will deliver remarks. This event will provide Her Excellency with an opportunity to meet New Brunswickers who are making a difference in their communities.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street, Fredericton
OPEN TO MEDIA—During the speeches only
MEDIA CONTACT: John McNeil 506-444-4576, john.mcneil@gnb.ca

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Media information:

Annabelle Cloutier
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
613-301-2764 (cell)
annabelle.cloutier@gg.ca 

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