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...]

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...]

Dieppe Raid in France, PMO – Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary

Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in France August 8, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend ceremonies in Dieppe, France, from August 19 to 20, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The Governor General will join the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, who will lead an official … [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...]

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