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Aboriginal Day Live Concert
Aboriginal Day Live Concert
June 21, 2017 - On the occasion of National Aboriginal Day, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, attended the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s Aboriginal Day Live evening concert at Major’s Hill Park, in Ottawa.
Honorary Degree
Honorary Degree
June 21, 2017 - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston received the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Western University, in London, Ontario.
Regal Celebration Maple Tree Planting
Regal Celebration Maple Tree Planting
June 20, 2017 - Their Excellencies, joined by Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners, marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation with the planting of the Regal Celebration Maple tree at Rideau Hall with soil from provinces and territories from across the country. 
Imagine a Canada Initiative
Imagine a Canada Initiative
June 20, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, recognized the final 13 selections from the Imagine a Canada initiative at Rideau Hall. 
Traditional Royal Assent
Traditional Royal Assent
June 19, 2017 - The Governor General, as The Queen’s representative, granted Royal Assent to bills passed by both the Senate and the House of Commons.
Inauguration of the New Forecourt
Inauguration of the New Forecourt
June 19 2017 - The Governor General and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission inaugurated the newly renovated forecourt at Rideau Hall.
Outstanding Indigenous Leadership
Outstanding Indigenous Leadership
June 19, 2017 - The Governor General presented honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership to 29 recipients during a special ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Meeting with the Prime Minister of Belgium
Meeting with the Prime Minister of Belgium
June 16, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, met with His Excellency Charles Michel, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, at Rideau Hall.
2016 Michener Award
2016 Michener Award
June 14, 2017 - The 2016 Michener Award was presented to the London Free Press by the Governor General as part of the annual ceremony at Rideau Hall.
100th Anniversary of the CWGC
100th Anniversary of the CWGC
June 13, 2017 - The Governor General laid a wreath to mark the centennial of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission during a ceremony at the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa.