Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon as part of her Royal Tour, and will be one of the first passengers to try out the new air terminal building at James Richardson International Airport.
The Queen and Prince Philip will arrive at 12:20 p.m. at Gate 7 and meet with dignitaries, including Premier Greg Selinger and Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee, before the Queen signs a letter to Manitoba’s youth. The letter will be placed in a time capsule and be opened in 2060.
Following a brief ceremony to unveil a plaque commemorating the royal couple’s arrival, the Queen and Prince Philip will make their way down an escalator at the still-under-construction air terminal building to collect their luggage.
At 12:55 p.m., the Queen and Prince Philip will make their way from the airport to Government House, where a pre-luncheon reception is scheduled to take place before the Lieutenant-Governor hosts a lunch at 1:50 p.m.
At 4:20 p.m., the Queen and Prince Philip will proceed to the gardens of Government House for a statue unveiling, rededication of the gardens and a walkabout, including a tree planting and plaque unveiling.
At 5:20 p.m., the Queen’s motorcade will arrive at the site for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks, where a musket salute, cornerstone unveiling and dedication, and walkabout will take place.
Twenty minutes later, the Queen and Prince Philip will arrive at the Scotiabank Stage for the Manitoba Homecoming Concert for Human Rights. At 6 p.m., the Queen will address the crowd before departing at 6:05 p.m. for the Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg to head off to Toronto.
Organizers suggest the best place for the public to see the Queen is at The Forks beginning at 5:40 p.m.
Those unable to attend in person can follow the Royal Tour via social media on Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
ChrisD.ca will have coverage of the Queen’s visit to Winnipeg, with multiple cameras capturing her journey through the city.