Media Advisory - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Unveil Coat of Arms of Elmwood School

OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will unveil the coat of arms of Elmwood School, on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 9:15 a.m., at Elmwood School in Ottawa.

"This year, Elmwood is celebrating its centennial. I'm delighted to take part in the celebrations by unveiling a very important symbol that speaks to the school's rich history, values and traditions," said Her Excellency.

About Elmwood School
Elmwood School is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015. The all-girls school draws on best practices in girls' education as they challenge students to be principled, knowledgeable and reflective life long learners. From kindergarten to graduation day, students benefit from innovative teaching techniques and a program of study that is student-directed, inquiry-based, rigorous, relevant and specifically designed to prepare students for life and work beyond the classroom. For more information, visit

About Armorial Bearings
The Canadian Heraldic Authority is headed by the Governor General. The Authority's major activities include granting new armorial bearings (arms, flags and badges) and native symbols; registering recognized existing arms, flags and badges, as well as the genealogical information related to the inheritance of arms; approving military badges, flags and other insignia of the Canadian Armed Forces; providing information on correct heraldic practices and on heraldic artists working in various media; and developing and participating in national and regional heraldic ceremonies. For more information, visit

Media wishing to cover the event must confirm their attendance with Teresa Stirling at 

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SOURCE Government House

For further information: Media information: Dominique Collin, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569,; Teresa Stirling, Elmwood Communications Director, 613-749-6761 ext. 232,

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