Executive Council
September 19, 2018

Premier Ball to Welcome Governor General of Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Judy Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, will welcome Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, to the province, tomorrow (Thursday, September 20). This marks Her Excellency’s first official visit to Newfoundland and Labrador.

The official welcome will take place in St. John’s on the steps of Confederation Building at 9:30 a.m. where Her Excellency will receive full military honours. The general public is invited to attend the ceremony. If the weather does not cooperate, the ceremony will move to the main lobby of Confederation Building.

Premier Ball and the Lieutenant Governor will host a private reception in honour of Her Excellency’s official visit at Government House at 7:00 p.m. Members of the media are invited to cover speeches and Her Excellency presenting a Meritorious Service Decoration and Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Following the Governor General’s visit to St. John’s, she will travel to Labrador for a series of meetings and events.

“On behalf of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, I would like to welcome the Governor General to our province. This will be Her Excellency’s first official visit to Newfoundland and Labrador. I am confident that she will be impressed with our natural beauty, rich and diverse culture, and the world class capabilities of Memorial University.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Learn More

The official itinerary for the visit can be found at www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=17149 external link icon

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Media contact
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier

2018 09 19                              10:55 a.m.