Monday, 28 June 2010

The Royal Tour: Day One

Today, Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 2:20 p.m. (local) to begin a 9-day Royal Tour of Canada, The Queen's largest Realm.

On the itinerary today:

- A colourful welcome ceremony at Garrison Grounds, where Her Majesty will address Canadians and conduct a walkabout.  Many of our members will be in attendance.

- Mi'kmaq cultural event at Halifax Common to highlight the role of First Nations and Mi'qmaq communities across Canada and to honour the 400th anniversary of the Baptism of Grand Chief Henri Membertou.

- Re-dedication of Government House, the 200+ year old official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.  The residence has recently undergone an extensive three-year renovation.

Join me on CTV News Channel for live coverage of today's events.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Ready for the Royal Tour

Hello friends,

In three days, Canada's Queen and her Consort return "home" for a busy 9-day Royal Tour with visits to Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba.  The League has created a fabulous special welcome page (in English and en Fran├žais) on our website; has assembled a first-class team across the country to respond to media inquiries; and is ready to deliver extensive coverage of The Queen's 24th Royal Tour of Canada on our Twitter and Facebook.

Plus, yours truly will be blogging from here daily throughout the Tour offering you my own perspective and sharing with you other tidbits of information you may find of interest.

Many of our members have been invited to some of the many events taking place over the course of the next nine days.  Make sure to share your own stories with us, as well.

In the meantime, if you haven't done so already be sure to check out the Official Website of the 2010 Royal Tour.

Have a great weekend, and see you Monday.