Wellington Room, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Lindsay Stovel, 204-988-3018, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 6
Visit to the Children of the Earth High School
His Excellency will participate in a group discussion on the Aboriginal programs offered at the Children of the Earth High School, and how these programs are helping prepare Aboriginal students for post-secondary education. His Excellency with then deliver remarks to an assembly of students, teachers and school board officials, which will be followed by a question period.
Gymnasium, Children of the Earth High School,100 Salter Street
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Dale Burgos, 204-771-5352, email@example.com
University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Education and Research Discussion
His Excellency will tour the Collegiate Model School, an on-campus initiative for students in grades 9 to 12 who are referred by inner-city schools and community organizations to receive individualized learning plans so they can reach their full potential.
The Governor General will then attend a discussion hosted by the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, which will focus on Aboriginal education and the unique and successful work done by the university, in partnership with the community. Prior to delivering opening remarks, His Excellency will hear an honour song and take part in a special presentation.
Convocation Hall, 2nd Floor, Wesley Hall, The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
OPEN TO MEDIA - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DISCUSSION
MEDIA CONTACTS: Kevin Rosen, 204-786-9381, firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Poulin, 204-988-7135, email@example.com
Address to the Community Foundations of Canada 2013 Conference and Presentation of the Caring Canadian Award
His Excellency will deliver a keynote address at the Community Foundations of Canada 2013 Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Inspiring Smart & Caring Communities." This international gathering of more than 600 members of the philanthropic sector is held every two years. On this occasion, His Excellency will also present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to individuals from across the country. The list of recipients and their citations are included below.
The Community Foundations of Canada is the national membership association for the country's 191 community foundations. These organizations have connected donors to community needs and opportunities since 1921, and are one of the country's largest supporters of local charities. For more information, visit www.cfc-conference.ca/en/home.
Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue
OPEN TO MEDIA
MEDIA CONTACT: Anne-Marie McElrone, 902-223-0674, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award
Created in 1995, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light the example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character. For more information about this award, visit www.gg.ca/caring.
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