OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 5 and 6, 2013. The visit will engage citizens, volunteers and students in discussions on Aboriginal education and how to facilitate change through philanthropy and volunteerism.
His Excellency will also present the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to individuals who contribute to the well-being of their community.
Here is a detailed schedule of the Governor General's itinerary:
Wednesday, June 5
Governor General's Round Table on Youth Engagement
His Excellency will address more than 75 youth from the Winnipeg area at a round table on youth engagement. Organized by United Way of Winnipeg, this discussion will focus on defining meaningful youth involvement, identifying challenges faced by youth and how to address them, and finding new, innovative ways to help them succeed in their endeavours. The Governor General will talk to them about the importance of building a smarter, more caring community, and will hear their views and ideas on the themes of the discussion.
Fort Gibraltar, 866 St. Joseph Street (corner of St. Joseph and Messager), St. Boniface
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Sime, 204-801-5877, email@example.com
Visit to The Ladybug Foundation and the Siloam Mission
His Excellency will visit the office of The Ladybug Foundation and meet with its founder, Hannah Taylor who will speak with the Governor General about how The Ladybug Foundation raises funds and awareness for the homeless. They will be joined by students and teachers who are benefitting from the foundation's educational resources. For more information on The Ladybug Foundation and its partner charities, please visit www.ladybugfoundation.ca.
His Excellency and Miss Taylor will then proceed to the Siloam Mission, to visit the drop-in centre, meet with some of its patrons, and tour Hannah's Place, a 110-bed shelter within the mission, established with the help of The Ladybug Foundation.
Since 1987, Siloam Mission has worked to alleviate the hardships of the poor and homeless in Winnipeg by helping them become self-sufficient and by advocating nationwide on their behalf. The Mission provides a broad range of services, including meals and clothing, an emergency shelter, employment training, supportive housing at The Madison, basic health care, transition services and spiritual care.
300 Princess Street
OPEN TO MEDIA - VISIT TO THE MISSION ONLY
MEDIA CONTACTS: Mike Duerksen, 204-956-4344 ext: 238, firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Creed, 204-956-4344 ext: 133, email@example.com
Duke of Edinburgh Award Presentation
In celebration of 50 years of challenging young people in Canada, the Governor General will present The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award of Achievement to 25 young people from across the province of Manitoba, in recognition for their dedication and personal accomplishments within their communities. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award encourages youth between the ages of 14 to 25, to pursue activities in four areas: Community Service, Physical Recreation, Skill Development, and an Adventurous Journey. For more information on this award, please visit www.dukeofed.org.
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