OTTAWA, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will welcome His Excellency Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel, to Rideau Hall on Monday, April 1, 2019, on the occasion of the President's State visit to Canada.
The detailed itinerary of events involving the Governor General and President Rivlin can be found below:
Official Welcoming Ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. The President of the State of Israel will conduct an inspection of a guard of honour. Both the Governor General and the President will deliver remarks on this occasion.
Rideau Hall Grounds
OPEN TO MEDIA
Meeting Between the Governor General and the President of the State of Israel
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OP—At the beginning of the meeting
Ceremonial Tree Planting
The President will plant a blue beech tree (Carpinus caroliniana) on the grounds of Rideau Hall to commemorate his State visit to Canada. The wood of the blue beech is known for its strength—a reflection of the strong bilateral relationship that exists between Israel and Canada.
Close to 150 commemorative trees grace the grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general of Canada. They mark visits by members of the Royal Family, heads of State and other dignitaries.
Rideau Hall Grounds (along the Main Drive)
OPEN TO MEDIA
In honour of the President's visit to Canada, Her Excellency will host a State dinner at Rideau Hall. The Governor General and the President will deliver remarks on this occasion.
Tent Room, Rideau Hall
OPEN TO POOL MEDIA—During remarks at the beginning of the State dinner
To cover these events, members of the media must be accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Temporary accreditation can be obtained by contacting the
Parliamentary Press Gallery. We ask that members of the media confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to official events.
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-668-1929, [email protected]; For information about the media pool or to obtain a temporary accreditation: Pierre Cuguen, Parliamentary Press Gallery, 613-992-6517, [email protected]