Queen and Duke first passengers to arrive at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport as part of Royal Tour of Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 5 /CNW/ - On July 3rd, 2010, EllisDon and Winnipeg Airports Authority welcomed Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the Winnipeg James Armstrong International Airport site. The arrival into Winnipeg at the airport was one of many stops on a Canadian tour which included visits to Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and Garrison Grounds in Halifax.
The royal couple were the first passengers to arrive at the new air terminal building in Winnipeg. As part of her tour, The Queen signed a message "to the youth of Manitoba" which will be placed in a time capsule to be opened in 2060.
This tour, The Queen's sixth to Manitoba, contained several events that had been planned by the province, including her unveiling of a cornerstone at the site of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the ceremonial planting of the Amber Jubilee ninebark, a new shrub created in her honour. The Queen had first visited Manitoba in 1951 when she was still a princess. Subsequent trips took place in 1959, 1970, 1984 and 2002.
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger was enthusiastic about the trip, saying: "We are looking forward to celebrating our province, its people and our past, present and future with the Queen of Canada."
Darryl Fife, EllisDon's Vice President and Area Manager for Midwestern Canada, echoed the excitement: "EllisDon is very proud to be a part of this landmark project, and we are even prouder to have been able to share in this historical day."
EllisDon is an employee-owned company that completes in excess of $2 billion in new construction annually and delivers construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers not only construction and project management but now a growing range of construction consulting services in risk management and technology. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
About Winnipeg Aiports Authority
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. Net income is reinvested by WAA back into the community, primarily through airport development projects. WAA is self sufficient with taxpayers not directly involved in financing airport site redevelopment which is being paid through Airport Improvement Fees (AIF).
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