Public Service Announcement

Governor General of Canada to visit Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Information for the Public

Release Date: September 19, 2018


The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay advises that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will undertake an official visit to the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on September 20 and 21, 2018. She will stop in St. John’s, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and North West River.


Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary for Friday, September 21, 2018:


10:30 a.m.

Visit to 5 Wing Goose Bay

Upon arrival at 5 Wing Goose Bay, the Governor General will meet with the commander of the base, Lieutenant-Colonel Stéphane Racle, to receive an overview of the base’s activities. Later, Her Excellency will participate in a familiarization flight on board a CH-146 Griffon helicopter. At the end of the visit, she will meet with Canadian Armed Forces personnel.


PHOTO OP—Before taking flight

MEDIA CONTACT: Trevor Ackland, 709-896-6928,


1:10 p.m.

Meeting with the Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Governor General will meet with His Worship Wally Andersen, Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Town Hall, 212 Hamilton River Road, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

PHOTO OP-At the beginning of the visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Waylon Williams, 709-896-1609,


1:35 p.m.

Community Walk Along the Birch Island Boardwalk

The Governor General will join the Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, youth and volunteers on a walk along the new Birch Island Boardwalk, built in partnership with the city of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and a not-for-profit organization called Healthy Waters Labrador.

Birch Island Boardwalk, Happy Valley-Goose Bay


MEDIA CONTACT: Waylon Williams, 709-896-1609,