REPORTING · 10th March 2015
The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, The Honourable Judith Guichon, the 29th Lieutenant Governor, was in Kitimat on Monday, February 23rd meeting with students at Saint Anthony’s Elementary School, seniors at Delta King Place and lunch with Mayor and Council.
“When her honour came into office, one of the things she said in her first speech in the legislature was she wanted to visit every valley, understand those valleys and explain them to other British Columbians,” said Jamie Hammond, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor.
At Saint Anthony’s Elementary School, Guichon explained what her role is and about her programs. She informed them about volunteering in their community and talked to them about soil, as it is Year of Soil. The Grade 7-8 band performed for her and several children read poetry which will be published in a book.
While she was at the school, the Lieutenant Governor also gave the children information about the ‘Sing me a Song Program, which encourages young people and seniors to write a song about Canada’s upcoming 150th Anniversary.’
At Delta King Place, she talked to seniors about the local issues, find out more about the Kitimat Valley and most importantly, honour them.
When she was done visiting Kitimat, she spent some time in Terrace. Her itinerary would then take her east, eventually reaching Prince George to close the Winter Games with the Governor General.
Luella Froes and Connie Craig pose with Guichon
Ray MacKenzie Veteran and Guichon