Governor General will visit Charlottetown this week

Published on June 14, 2014

Governor General David Johnston listens intently to students speak during a fireside chat during an earlier visit to P.E.I

©Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

Governor General David Johnston and his wife Sharon will visit Prince Edward Island June 15-18. 

In a statement he said, “as a nation, we must celebrate milestones in the history of our country, such as the 150th anniversary of the Conference of Charlottetown. These historic meetings were the pillars that helped to shape Canada as we know it today. Sharon and I are looking forward to visiting the birthplace of Confederation, Prince Edward Island, and to attending official events and activities that reflect who we are as Canadians and define where we aspire to be.”

The governor general and his wife’s first official duty will be to attend the church service in St. Dunstan’s Basilica Sunday morning commemorating the anniversary of the conference.

They will be joined by Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis; Premier Robert Ghiz; Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and Régis Labeaume, mayor of Quebec City and who is honorary guest at the celebrations.

 Following the service, Their Excellencies and other dignitaries will join the parade that will lead them to Province House — the route followed by the Fathers of Confederation 150 years ago. Once in the Legislative Assembly, the Governor General will deliver a speech and sign the City of Charlottetown’s guest book.