Media Advisory - Governor General to Participate in National WE Day Event in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will speak at the WE Day event being held at the Canadian Tire Centre, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. He will talk about the importance of giving and  inspiring others to give throughout the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The event will be streamed live online at starting at 9:30 a.m. (EST).

"Young Canadians are more aware than ever of local and global issues and are empowered to take action, resulting in a generation of passionate people determined to help others," said the Governor General. "WE Day is a great platform to celebrate their achievements and successes, as well as to encourage them to become smart and caring leaders in their communities."

About WE Day
WE Day is part of the WE Movement, which brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. It is a celebration of people coming together around the globe to experience the greatest classroom in the world for a full, day-long live event. Young people earn their entry by taking action on one local and one global cause. WE Day unites world-renowned speakers, presenters and award-winning performers with thousands of young people and families to celebrate and inspire incredible change. For more information, visit


Media wishing to attend the event must confirm their attendance with WE Day.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Marie-Ève Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287, 613-302-0912 (cell),; Camila Ossa, Associate Director, Public Relations, WE Day, 416-885-5522,

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