His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Montreal on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. During his visit, he will present the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to deserving Canadians from various walks of life. He will also deliver a keynote address at the Canada Chinese Business Council's (CCBC) 34th Annual General Meeting & Policy Conference.
Below is the Governor General's itinerary:
Tuesday, November 27
Presentation of the Diamond Jubilee Medal and Caring Canadian Award
During this ceremony, the Diamond Jubilee Medal will be presented to nine
recipients who have dedicated themselves to their fellow citizens, their
community and their country. The Caring Canadian Award will also be
presented to 24 recipients who have volunteered their time to help others
and to build a smarter, more caring nation.
The names of the Caring Canadian Award recipients and their citations are
attached. The names and citations of the Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients
will be released on the day of the ceremony.
Manege militaire du Mont-Royal, 3721 Henri-Julien Avenue
OPEN TO MEDIA
CCBC's 34th Annual General Meeting & Policy Conference
On this occasion, His Excellency will deliver a keynote address entitled
"Beyond Trade: Learning and the Canada-China Relationship." This annual
conference brings together business leaders from across Canada and China,
and focuses on the progress made in Canada's bilateral economic relationship
with China. For more information, please visit www.ccbc.com.
Grand Salon, Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Jeanne-Mance Street
OPEN TO MEDIA - Speech only
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CARING CANADIAN AWARD RECIPIENTS AND CITATIONS
For his long engagement in sporting, civic and social endeavours in his
Yolande Bedard Boutin
For her generous contributions to civic, religious and environmental causes
for over 30 years, notably as the founder of the Club Marguerite d'Youville,
in Montreal East.
For his role as an advocate for his region (La region de l'Amiante).
Rita Anne and Bruce Neil Garland
For their commitment to promoting learning and for their many years as
volunteers with St-Mary's Hospital, in Montreal.
For supporting youth, notably through the Navy Cadets.
For supporting Haitian orphans and the Canadian families who have adopted
For his 50 years of engagement in civic, sporting and social causes in his
community, notably as the founding member of l'Inter-Club de sport des
communautes des Basses-Laurentides.
For his long and unwavering support for veterans.
Chief Warrant Officer Geoffrey David Greer (Ret'd)
As a volunteer for over 40 years with organizations such as the Anglican
Church, the Scouts, a veterans hospital and the Red Cross.
For his civic engagement and his contributions to securing funding for
health care services.
James Donald Hindley
For his contributions to youth, notably through the Quebec Society for
For his long and dedicated work as a volunteer for the Montreal General
Brother Fabien Landry
For his work in support of Haiti's children, notably orphans and those
suffering from HIV/AIDS.
For his almost 20 years of engagement as a volunteer with minor hockey in
For her long-standing compassion towards society's most vulnerable, and for
the home-cooked food hampers she makes for them.
For his long service in the Scouting movement, notably within Canada's Greek
For his work to help protect our environment.
For his work as a first responder, providing volunteer first aid services in
For her 50 years of volunteering for the LaSalle Hospital.
Linda Chernin Rosenblatt
For her 35 years of support for cancer patients and their families, notably
through the Cedars Cancer Institute.
For his pioneering role, as an internationally renowned champion
weightlifter, in the development of the sport, and for his unpaid work in a
variety of federations at the regional, provincial, national and
Lieutenant-Colonel Okill Stuart (Ret'd)
For his long commitment to promoting our country's heritage, notably
Canada's role in the Second World War.
Lise Julien Viau
For her sustained and generous commitment to her community, wherever she has
seen a need, for over 45 years.
About the Caring Canadian Award
Created in 1995, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light the example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character. For more information about this award, visit www.gg.ca/caring.
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