Media Advisory - Governor General to Attend Canada150&Me's National Youth Forum

OTTAWA, June 23, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend Canada150&Me's National Youth Forum on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa.

On this occasion, the Governor General will deliver a speech and listen to 150 youth present a series of eight 5-minute multimedia presentations to share the ideas and highlights from the forums they attended across the country. For its 50th anniversary, the Order of Canada was proud to partner with Experiences Canada to present this initiative. The event will be streamed live at http://max.canwebcast.net/150andme-5.

About Canada 150&Me
One of Canada 150's Signature Initiatives, Canada 150&Me is designed to put young Canadians between the ages of 14 and 19 at the forefront of the national celebrations. Regional youth forums were held this spring in four major cities across Canada: Vancouver, Halifax, Montréal and Winnipeg. The national and final forum is being held in Ottawa as part of a week of activities in Canada's Capital Region, from June 24 to July 1. Thousands of youth from across the country have been engaged in these discussions in person and online. Each forum focused on topics relevant to youth today including the environment, immigration and diversity, Canada in the world, and human rights. For more information, visit www.experiencescanada.ca/150

Media representatives wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with Experiences Canada.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Marie-Pierre Bélanger, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-9166, 613-852-3248 (cell), marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca; Debra Davis, Experiences Canada, 613-727-3832, ext. 209, 613-929-3942 (cell), ddavis@experiencescanada.ca


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