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The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre
The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

April 26, 2017 - Their Excellencies visited The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre where the Governor General presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to Mr. Dave Hamel and Mr. François Savard, two of the Centre’s volunteers. 

Ingenious - Book Event in Waterloo
Ingenious - Book Event in Waterloo

April 25, 2017 - The Governor General and co-author Tom Jenkins presented their new book Ingenious at the University of Waterloo. The presentation was followed by a question period and a book-signing session.

Presentation of the Medal for Volunteers
Presentation of the Medal for Volunteers
April 24, 2017 - During a ceremony at Rideau Hall, the Governor General presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 46 individuals from across the country. The honour recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements in a wide range of fields.
Prime Minister of Italy
Prime Minister of Italy
April 21, 2017 - Governor General David Johnston met with His Excellency Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, at Rideau Hall.
Presentation of Letters of Credence
Presentation of Letters of Credence
April 19, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada received the letters of credence of two new heads of mission during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
April 19, 2017 - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, met with His Excellency Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, at Rideau Hall.
Vimy Centennial - Day 3
Vimy Centennial - Day 3
April 9, 2017 - Their Excellencies attended the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
Vimy Centennial - Day 2
Vimy Centennial - Day 2

April 8, 2017 - As patron of the Hill 70 Memorial, the Governor General inaugurated this important monument, which pays tribute to the more than 9 000 Canadian soldiers who became casualties during the 10 days of fighting at Hill 70 and Lens in August 1917.