OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on June 12 and 13, 2013. This visit will be an occasion to recognize community building, to honour acts of volunteerism through the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and to meet with Canadian Forces members.
"I'm looking forward to returning to Newfoundland and Labrador, where I will be delivering the opening address at the CU Expo in Corner Brook," said His Excellency. "This conference is a wonderful opportunity for community members to work with experienced researchers and for academic researchers to work with knowledgeable community groups to bring about positive change. I believe in the importance of encouraging community involvement which leads to great initiatives and partnerships that I will have the chance to witness first-hand during my visit to the province."
Below is His Excellency's detailed itinerary in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (ADT), Hopedale (ADT), Corner Brook (NDT), and Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (NDT).
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Wednesday, June 12
Visit to 5 Wing Goose Bay
As commander-in-chief of Canada, His Excellency will visit and address members of the Canadian Forces and their families at 5 Wing Goose Bay. He will be greeted by Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Ward and an arrival guard.
5 Wing Goose Bay is an air force base conducting a wide variety of operations, including both joint and combined training. Located on the northeast coast of Canada, its strategic location enables 5 Wing to play a key role in protecting the sovereignty of Canada and the air defence of North America.
5 Wing Goose Bay, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
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Wednesday, June 12
Visit to Hopedale
His Excellency will be welcomed by Mrs. Sarah Leo, President of Nunatsiavut, and Mr. Wayne Piercy, AngajukKak (Mayor) of Hopedale. He will deliver an address at the Nunatsiavut Assembly. This will be the first time a governor general has spoken to legislative members of the Nunatsiavut Government. His Excellency will then attend a community gathering at Amos Comenius Memorial School where he will address community members and Elders. The Governor General's visit to Hopedale will conclude with a tour of the Hopedale Moravian Mission Complex to learn more about how Moravians from Europe came to Labrador between 1752 and 1771 to establish missions.
Born out of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, the Nunatsiavut Government-an Inuit regional government- was established in 2005. Nunatsiavut is the first of the Inuit regions in Canada to achieve self-governance.
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Thursday, June 13
Opening Address at Community-University (CU) Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds
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