Governor General to Stay at the Citadelle of Quebec

Governor General to Stay at the Citadelle of Quebec 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Their Excellencies the
Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs.
Sharon Johnston will stay at the Residence of the Governor General at
the Citadelle of Quebec, from February 9 to 14, 2013. 
Their Excellencies will take part in outdoor activities during the
Quebec Winter Carnival. To encourage and support organizations that
improve people's well-being through their activities or research,
Their Excellencies will visit the Institut universitaire en sante
mentale de Quebec and the Le Pavois organization. They will meet with
elementary school students, who will tell Their Excellencies about
their interests in art and technology. Finally, Their Excellencies
will have a discussion with Quebeckers who place great importance on
philanthropy, and attend a game at the Quebec International Pee-Wee
Hockey Tournament, at which the Governor General will perform the
ceremonial puck drop.  
"It always gives Sharon and me great pleasure to visit the beautiful
City of Quebec, especially when the Winter Carnival is underway,"
said his Excellency. "We will take advantage of our time in the city
to meet with researchers, philanthropists, students and young
athletes who, among others, will tell us about the subjects that
matter to them." 
Below is Their Excellencies' detailed itinerary: 


 
                            Saturday, February 9                            
                           City of Quebec, Quebec                           
9:30 a.m.                                                                   
Calgary Stampede Flapjack Breakfast (Quebec Winter Carnival)                
The Governor General and Mrs. Johnston will meet volunteers and then put on 
aprons to help serve some of the 3 000 free flapjack breakfasts provided by 
the City of Calgary delegation. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages and   
good, hot coffee.                                                           
Place D'Youville                                                            
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Pascale Grenier, 418-626-3716, ext. 220, or              
pascale.grenier@carnaval.qc.ca.                                             
                                                                            
                             Sunday, February 10                            
                           City of Quebec, Quebec                           
1:30 p.m.                                                                   
Canoe Race Finals (Quebec Winter Carnival)                                  
Their Excellencies, accompanied by Bonhomme, the official mascot of the     
Winter Carnival, will drop the flag to start the finals of the men's elite  
canoe race on the frozen St. Lawrence River. For more information, please   
visit www.canotglace.org (in French only).                                  
Louise Basin, Port of Quebec, City of Quebec                                
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Pascale Grenier, 418-626-3716, ext. 220, or              
pascale.grenier@carnaval.qc.ca.                                             
                                                                            
                            Tuesday, February 12                            
                           City of Quebec, Quebec                           
8:45 a.m.                                                                   
Visit to the Institut universitaire en sante mentale de Quebec (IUSMQ)      
Their Excellencies will visit the IUSMQ, a leader in the field of mental    
health that is affiliated with the Universite Laval. It provides adults with
quality, specialized care and services that focus on their recovery, social 
integration and quality of life. Researchers from the institute will provide
Their Excellencies with an overview of their research, especially in        
sexology and high-tech areas like neurophotonics. During this same event,   
Their Excellencies will visit the Superior Court of Quebec facilities, which
are next to the institute, and the Vincent et moi gallery. For more         
information, please visit www.institutsmq.qc.ca (in French only).           
2601 Chemin de la Canardiere                                                
PHOTO OP - Upon the arrival of Their Excellencies                           
Contact for media: IUSMQ Communication Services, 418-663-5000, ext. 480, or 
communications@institutsmq.qc.ca.                                           
                                                                            
11:30 a.m.                                                                  
Visit to Le Pavois                                                          
Their Excellencies will learn more about the mental health services provided
by Le Pavois during a visit to its facilities and at a meeting with members 
who are benefiting from the organization's services. After this discussion, 
Their Excellencies will go snowshoeing with members of the Club Hors-Piste, 
an outdoor sports activity club for people between the ages of 18 to 35 who 
are recovering from a mental health problem. For more information, please   
visit www.lepavois.org (in French only).                                    
Le Pavois, 2380 Mont-Thabor Avenue and Ski de fond Charlesbourg, 375 de     
L'aventure Street                                                           
PHOTO OP - Upon the arrival of Their Excellencies (at 11:30 a.m.) and during
the activity with members of the Club Hors-Piste (at 1:45 p.m.)             
Contact for media: Francine Cyr, 418-627-9779 or f.cyr@lepavois.org.        
                                                                            
                           Wednesday, February 13                           
                           City of Quebec, Quebec                           
10 a.m.                                                                     
Visit to Everest Elementary School                                          
Their Excellencies will visit the Anglophone Everest Elementary School,     
where students will present-through short demonstrations and videos-their   
ArtsSmarts projects. These include a dancing robot, creating a science      
fiction film and designing a book on the history of the city of La Tuque.   
The Governor General and Mrs. Johnston will also attend musical performances
by students in other schools from the Central Quebec School Board           
participating in the ArtsSmarts program. A few hundred students from various
schools in the Quebec and Mauricie regions will attend this event.          
2280 Laverdiere Street                                                      
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Sandra Griffin, Central Quebec School Board, 418-688-    
8730, ext. 3010 or griffins@cqsb.qc.ca; Frances Shakov, ArtsSmarts, 416-484-
1882, ext. 111 or fshakov@artssmarts.ca.                                    
                                                                            
5:15 p.m.                                                                   
Grand Opening of the New Institut Mallet Facilities                         
Their Excellencies will participate in the grand opening of the new         
facilities at the Institut Mallet. An announcement regarding philanthropy   
will be made during the event and the Governor General will deliver remarks.
The Institut Mallet strives to be an incubator for ideas to help advance and
coordinate the promotion of philanthropic culture and thinking in society.  
For more information, please visit www.institutmallet.org (in French only). 
945 Soeurs-de-la-Charite Street                                             
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Marie Morneau, 418-580-1984 or marie@mariemorneau.com.   
                                                                            
                            Thursday, February 14                           
                           City of Quebec, Quebec                           
9:30 a.m.                                                                   
Presentation of Credentials                                                 
His Excellency will receive the credentials of the new ambassador of the    
Republic of Columbia and the new high commissioner for the Republic of      
Malta. Credentials are the official documents by which new heads of         
diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official  
representative. Currently, there are more than 140 heads of diplomatic      
missions accredited to Canada.                                              
The Citadelle of Quebec, Quebec                                             
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Marie-Pierre Belanger, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-
9166 or marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca.                                        
                                                                            
12:45 p.m.                                                                  
United Way Conference Dinner: Philanthropists from Generation to Generation 
Their Excellencies attend the United Way conference dinner, featuring       
keynote speakers Michel Dallaire, President and Chief Executive Officer of  
Cominar, and Andrew Molson, Chairman of the RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.   
Inspired by questions from the emcee, Francoise Guenette, Mr. Dallaire and  
Mr. Molson will talk about the philanthropic culture that has been at the   
heart of their families for years.                                          
Grand Salon du Pavillon Desjardins, Universite Laval                        
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Diane Aertgeets, 418-660-9640, ext. 250, or              
daertgeets@centraide-quebec.com.                                            
                                                                            
6 p.m.                                                                      
Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament                              
The Governor General will perform the ceremonial puck drop at the Quebec    
International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament game between the Quebec Citadelles  
and the Mille-Iles Seigneurs. His Excellency will meet with players from    
both teams before the game and then stay to watch. For more information,    
please visit www.tournoipee-wee.qc.ca/en/index.html.                        
Quebec Pepsi Coliseum, 250 Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard                          
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
Contact for media: Patrick Dom, 418-524-3311 or patrick@tournoipee-         
wee.qc.ca.                                                                  

 
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Contacts:
Media information:
Ottawa:
Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-7280
julie.rocheleau@gg.ca 
City of Quebec:
Joanne Charrette
Official Spokesperson to the Governor General
613-852-5364 (cell.)
joanne.charette@gg.ca