Governor General helps P.E.I celebrate Charlottetown conference

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Published on June 15, 2014

Governor General David Johnston and his wife Sharon walk up Victoria Row Sunday morning affter they arrived in Charlodttetown for three day visit. Johnston spoke and signed the city's guest book in Province House before heading off to Victoria Park for 1864 celebrations. Due to bad weather in the morning their place could not land on time and so the couple missed a church service in St. Dunstans Basilica. The lace was able to land in time for the cearemony in province house.

Published on June 15, 2014

Premier Robert Ghiz, left; Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis; Governor General David Johnston and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee following a ceremony in Province House where Johnston signed the guest book along with Chief Brian Francis of Abegweit First Nation and Regis Labeaume, mayor of Quebec City.

Published on June 15, 2014

Chief Brian Francis, of the Abegweit First Nation; Regin Labeaume, mayor of Quebec City; Premier Robert Ghiz; Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis; Governor General David Johnston and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee pose for a photo after a ceremony in Province House Sunday.

Published on June 15, 2014

A sail past was one of the events in Victoria Park to mark the 1864 Week celebrations.

Published on June 15, 2014

A dancing Chinese lion was one of the main attractions at family day in Victoria Park Sunday as part of Charlottetown's 1864 Week celebrations. Another highlight was a visit by Governor General David Johnston and his wife Sharon who are in the city for a three day conference of lieutenant governors. Making sure the lion goes where it is supposed to is Steven Yang while the head is looked after by Price Guo and the tail is being wagged by August Guo. During the afternoon events that ended a week of free concerts in the park to celebrate 1864 week were a sail past by yachts from the Charlottetown Yacht Club, a tree planting by the Governor General and other dignitaries and diversity concerts. Saturday and Sunday were also billed as Quebec days and Regis Labeaume, mayor of Quebec City was also visiting the city. 

Published on June 15, 2014

Gorvernor General David Johnston signs the guest book in Province House Sunday morning. With him are Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. Johnston and his wife Sharon are visiting Charlottetown until Tuesday. Later on Sunday they participated in 1864 Week celebrations in Victoria Park.

Published on June 15, 2014

Governor General David Johnston, left, and Premier Robert Ghiz chat after a ceremony in Province House Sunday. The Governor General signed the guest book and spoke to a small audience before going to Victoria Park to participate in some 1864 Week celebrations. 

Published on June 15, 2014

Governor General David Johnston, left; Lt, Gov. Frank Lewis; Premier Robert Ghiz; Regis Laheaume, mayor of Quebec City and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford listen as Chief Brian Francis of Abegweit First Nation, speaks during a ceremony in Province House Snday. Johnston is in the city for a conference of Canadian lieutenant governors. He also participated in some 1864 Week celebrations in Victoria Park Sunday.

Published on June 15, 2014

Governor General David Johnston speaks during a ceremony in Province House Sunday where he and other dignitaries signed the guest book. He is  in Charlottetown until Tuesday for a conference of Canadian lieutenant governors. 

Published on June 15, 2014

It was time for the umbrellas during celebrations in Victoria Park. The steady rain forced the cancellations of some events and the moving indoors of others.

Published on June 16, 2014

Governor General David Johnston interacts with some children when he attended the official opening of the Homburg Theatre after its renovations. The children are from the Zion Junior Kindergarten and Play School in Zion Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown. FroM left are Sophie Galant, Donna MacLean, teacher; Sadie Hansen and Sam Ledwell McInnis.

Published on June 16, 2014

Governor General David Johnston gestures as he speaks to an audience in the Homburg Theatre Monday after he officially opened it after extensive renovations.

Published on June 16, 2014

Governor General David Johnston, left, Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis, Jessie Inman, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts and Wayne Hambly, chair of the centre's board of directors, pose for a photo with the audience trying out the new seats after the official opening of the Homburg Theatre after its extensive renovation Monday.

Published on June 16, 2014

Governor General David Johnston interacts with some children when he attended the official opening of the Homburg Theatre after its renovations Monday. The children are from the Zion Junior Kindergarten and Play School in Zion Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown. The Governor General is visiting Charlottetown until Tuesday. 

Published on June 16, 2014

Governor General David Johnston, left, Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis and Premier Robert Ghiz chat Monday before the ceremony that officially opened the Homburg Theatre after its extensive renovations.

Published on June 16, 2014

Cutting the red ribbon to officially open the Homburg Theatre.

Governor General David Johnston began a visit to Charlottetown Sunday and besides official duties he also helped the city celebrate its 1864 Week party.

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