OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in London, Ontario, on May 8 and 9, 2013, to meet with members of the public, volunteers and students to discuss ways of facilitating community change through philanthropy and volunteerism.
As part of this visit, His Excellency will also present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to two recipients who contribute to the well-being of their community. The recipients' names and citations are included below.
Here is a detailed schedule of the Governor General's itinerary:
Wednesday, May 8
Emerging Leaders' Discussion on London's Future
His Excellency will participate in an informal discussion with Emerging Leaders, a network of young adults between 20 and 40 years of age, who engage their community on issues specific to young professionals, such as employment and economic development, and encourages young adults to take a more active role in their communities. Participants will discuss key issues important to their demographic and look to His Excellency for his thoughts on the community engagement he has witnessed across the country since becoming governor general and how his personal experience and observations can be applied to the city of London.
Great Hall - Room 3320, Somerville House, Western University
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Sean Quigley, 519-495-4949, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor General's Round Table on Youth Engagement
His Excellency will join 75 youths from the London area in a round table on youth engagement. Organized by United Way London & Middlesex, in conjunction with a national Youth Engagement Strategy headed by United Way Toronto, this discussion will focus on defining meaningful youth involvement, identifying challenges faced by youth and how to address them, and finding new, innovative ways and opportunities to assist them better in their endeavours. At 3 p.m., His Excellency will address the participants. The Governor General will talk to them about the importance of building a smarter, more caring community and hear their views and ideas on the themes of the discussion.
Great Hall, 3rd floor, Somerville House, Western University
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Ziegner, 519-636-0023, email@example.com.
Thursday, May 9
Visit to My Sisters' Place
His Excellency will visit My Sisters' Place, a transitional support centre that offers a wide range of immediate support to women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Governor General will tour the site, offer remarks, and participate in a private discussion with a small number of women who take part in the organization's programs. For more information on My Sister's Place, please visit: http://www.mysistersplacelondon.ca/.
566 Dundas Street, London
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