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Governor General Arrives in Manitoba for Official Visit

June 16, 2011 7:49 AM | News

Governor General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, will make their first official visit to Manitoba today.

Johnston will spend three days in Winnipeg, where he’ll meet with Premier Greg Selinger, Mayor Sam Katz and other government officials. His first stop will be at the Manitoba legislature at 11 a.m., followed by a stop to the residence of Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee. Later in the day Johnston will tour the Red River Floodway control structure and meet with members of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

On Friday, Johnston will visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Johnston will then help Habitat for Humanity raise the walls on their 2,000th home in Canada and 200th in Winnipeg on Saturday.

Johnston was preceded by Michaëlle Jean and assumed office on October 1, 2010.