OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/13 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, will welcome His Excellency Sebastian Pinera, President of the Republic of Chile, and his spouse, Mrs. Cecilia Morel, to Rideau Hall, on May 30 and 31, 2013, on the occasion of their State visit to Canada.
The detailed itinerary of the events taking place at Rideau Hall can be found below.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
3:15 p.m. - Official Welcoming CeremonyAn official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held atRideau Hall. The President of the Republic of Chile will conduct aninspection of a guard of honour. The Governor General and the Presidentwill then offer remarks.Rideau Hall Grounds, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, OntarioOPEN TO MEDIA3:45 p.m. - Meeting between the Governor General and the President of theRepublic of ChileLarge Drawing Room, Rideau HallPHOTO OPPORTUNITY - At the beginning of the meeting4:15 p.m. - Ceremonial Tree PlantingThe President and his spouse will plant a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hallto commemorate their State visit to Canada. The tree will be a red maple(Acer rubrum), chosen to symbolize the close links between Canada andChile.Rideau Hall GroundsPHOTO OPPORTUNITY7 p.m. - State DinnerIn honour of the President's visit to Canada, Their Excellencies will host aState dinner at Rideau Hall.Ballroom, Rideau HallOPEN TO MEDIA - Official remarks at the beginning of the State dinner, inthe Ballroom, and a photo op prior to the dinner, in the Reception Room.
Friday, May 31, 2013
8:30 a.m. - Discussion on Education and InnovationThe Governor General will host a round-table discussion on the role oflearning and innovation in strengthening ties between peoples, institutionsand nations. He will be joined by the President, as well as participantsfrom Canada and Chile.Large Dining Room, Rideau HallPHOTO OPPORTUNITY - At the beginning of the round table
Media accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to official events. For more information on accreditation, contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517.
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