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Governor General Makes First Trip West

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Published on Sep 26, 2011

VICTORIA -- Its tradition Governor General David Johnston stops in each Province and Territory within the first year of his five year appointment. On behalf of the Queen, his duties include representing the Monarchy and participating in ceremonies.

Starting at the Legislature early this morning he was welcomed by The Royal Canadian Navy, dignitaries and the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark. After presenting the BC Sheriffs with a coat of arms, he stopped at City Hall.

Welcomed by inspiring young Canadians such as Jeneece Edroff, dancers from Ballet Victoria, and singers from Victoria High, the Governor General and his wife thanked those who welcomed him to the Capital. A big supporter of education and the arts, he encourages young people to dream and keep improving our country through philanthropy and volunteerism.

First Nations leaders and community members then welcomed the Governor General at UVIC where they discussed initiatives that are helping aboriginal youth achieve success in post secondary education.

The regal vice couple will travel to the Cowichan Valley and Bamfield on Tuesday, before finishing their western trip in Vancouver on Wednesday.

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