TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, will host a reception to commemorate the 70th anniversary
of the 1939 Royal Visit of King George VI.
"To commemorate this historic visit to Canada, I am pleased to host a
reception celebrating Canada's Monarchy and the importance that the Royal
Family still holds to Ontarians," said the Lieutenant Governor.
The 1939 Royal Visit marked the first time a reigning monarch had visited
Canada. It was especially important as it brought the face of the Monarchy to
thousands of cheering, rural Ontarians. Visiting such places as Sioux Lookout,
Fort William, Ingersoll, and Woodstock allowed the Royals to greet and chat
with regular citizens. The media were also permitted unprecedented coverage of
the Royal Family and broadcasted it to fascinated Canadians in newspapers and
over the radio. Within Ontario, The King and Queen performed various functions
including dedicating the Queen Elizabeth Way highway and attending the Queen's
Who: The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
What: Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the 1939 Royal Visit
Where: Lieutenant Governor's Suite, 1st Floor, Queen's Park
When: Friday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Media are requested to please arrive no later than 1:45 p.m. -
For further information:
For further information: Ms. Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the
Lieutenant Governor, (416) 325-7780, www.lt.gov.on.ca