The Queen’s Plate History & Honourable Attendance on July 7

The Queen's Plate History - a Royal Tradition The Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race. It is run at a distance of 1¼ miles for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses foaled in Canada. The race takes place each summer in June or July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. For safety reasons, since 1995 the race has been limited to a maximum of 17 starters. History The Queen's Plate was founded in 1860 by Queen Victoria. Victoria's son-in-law, The Duke of … [Read more...]

Michaëlle Jean – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of a woman that can rise above extraordinary circumstance and achieve leadership at the top of her class. Throughout the life of this woman, her prevailing mission has been for the betterment of the lives of those around her, within her scope and beyond. Starting out in journalism, writing of the world moving through life to the highest of stations, this woman will always be celebrated at a human of … [Read more...]

Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala – May 6 ( Ottawa, Can )

Their Excellencies to Attend Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala  OTTAWA — Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala, on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom), in Ottawa. “On the occasion of Mental Health Week, let’s come together as Canadians to break down the stigmas associated with this widespread health issue and to … [Read more...]

Order of Canada 2012: 91 recipients – 2 Companions, 33 Officers, 56 Members

Appointments to the Order of Canada December 30, 2012 OTTAWA — His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 91 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include two Companions (C.C.), 33 Officers (O.C.) and 56 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. Granting honours is a gracious, tangible and lasting way to pay tribute to people whose … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Michaëlle Jean

A Celebration of Women ... is pleased to share with the Women of Our World one of Our Women held in high Esteem, a Survivor, as Leader, a Woman that rose above all odds.. ... with the Spirit of a Lion and a Heart of a Lamb ... WOMAN of ACTION Michaëlle Jean   In honor of the following announcement, A Celebration of Women, features Michaelle Jean .   It has been formally confirmed that this amazing Governor General of CANADA will be stepping down as … [Read more...]

CBC ~ 50th Anniversary of the CBC Massey Lectures

  October 24, 2011   Governor General to Deliver Opening Remarks at 50th Anniversary of the CBC Massey Lectures OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the opening remarks at the final lecture celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CBC Massey Lectures. The event will be held at Koerner Hall, in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. At approximately 7:40 p.m.,the Governor General will deliver … [Read more...]

State Funeral of Jack Layton – August 27, 2011 at ROY THOMSON HALL

State Funeral of Jack Layton August 26, 2011 Their Excellencies to Attend State funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the State funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. The ceremony will take place at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto, on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 2 p.m.   WEBSITE: … [Read more...]

Royal Wedding Commemorative Coins celebrated and unveiled April 6, 2011

     A Celebration of Women is honored to celebrate this Special Occasion in Canada on April 6, 2011.        Royal Wedding Commemorative Coins Governor General to Attend the Unveiling of the Royal Wedding Coins at the Royal Canadian Mint     April 4, 2011   OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the ceremony for the unveiling of the Royal Wedding coins on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Mint, in Ottawa (320 … [Read more...]

CANADA: Message on the occasion of the Royal Tour Announcement

    Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of the Announcement of the Royal Tour  by His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton         February 16, 2011 OTTAWA—As Her Majesty’s representative in Canada, it is a great privilege to announce visits from members of the Royal Family. My wife, Sharon, and I will be honoured to welcome His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – PM highlights Government legislation becoming law

    December 16, 2010 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, highlighted key legislation that became law yesterday. A total of 8 Government bills became law bringing the total number for the session to 10.   “The economy was our top priority this Fall and I am pleased that the Sustaining Canada’s Economic Recovery Act became law, allowing measures from the Jobs and Growth Budget to be implemented,” … [Read more...]

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