Governor General of Canada, David Johnston attends Opening Ceremony in Niagara on the Lake

1812 News

June 16, 2012

By Ian Mather

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston received a warm welcome today as the 1812 ceremonies get underway in Niagara on the Lake. Other dignitaries included Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, Minister of Tourism Michael Chan, Legacy Council CEO Brian Merrett, Regional Chair Gary Burroughs, Lord Mayor of Niagara on the Lake David Eke, and Janice Thomson Chairperson of The Niagara Parks Commission

Along with a speech in Queenston Heights The Governor  took a tour of Brocks monument.

Later he stopped at the Laura Secord Homestead for a brief tour then suited up for a 12 kilometre bike ride to Fort George.

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston

   

British and Canadian forces were in attendance for the Ceremony.

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston inspects the troops.

After his inspection of the troops a Bee decided to inspect the Governor General.

A good crowd was in attendance.

Governor General David Johnston, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Lord Mayor of Niagara on the Lake stand in front of Brock’s Monument.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Lord Mayor David Eke accompany David Johnston to tour Brocks Monument.

  

The Lincoln Welland Regiment band

Legacy Council CEO Brian Merritt

Tourism Minister Michael Chan

Regional Chair, Gary Burroughs

Lord Mayor,  David Eke

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston receives a brief history lesson while looking out towards the Niagara River.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXgiE9SV9Rw

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston poses with a group of cyclists before the 12 kilometre ride to Fort George.

On the trail to Ft. George

Governor General of Canada, David Johnston and Canadian television host and journalist Valerie Pringle.

Checking out some of the wall plaques at Fort George.

Images and video ©Ian Mather 2012

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