Governor General’s First Official Visit to Ontario February 19 to 21, 2006
February 17, 2006
OTTAWA – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada will travel to Toronto on her first official visit to Ontario, February 19 to 21, 2006.
Traditionally, governors general travel to each province and territory during the first year of their mandate to meet with Canadians in their respective communities.
The detailed itinerary is attached. The schedule is subject to change.
Media information in Ottawa
February 19 to 21 in Toronto
11:30 a.m. Arrival in Toronto
(Greeted by the Honourable James Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)
2:45 p.m. Presentation of the Second Chance Scholarships
(The Governor General will offer remarks. The scholarships are presented to youth who have turned their lives around and are pursuing post secondary education.)
Monday, February 20
Official Welcoming ceremony
9:00 a.m. Arrival at the Provincial Legislature
9:30 a.m. Meeting with the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario
10:00 a.m. Ceremony
2:00 p.m. Meeting and discussion with front-line staff working in the field of family violence
4:00 p.m. Visit to the Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Tuesday, February 21
9:00 a.m. Civic call to the City of Toronto
10:15 a.m. Meeting and discussion with members of Toronto’s Youth Cabinet and other representatives of other youth organizations
12:45 p.m. Luncheon hosted by the Honourable James Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario