Speeches

June 2017

June 7 Presentation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

January 2017

January 5 Presentation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
January 1 New Year’s Day Levée

March 2016

March 14 The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message

February 2016

February 12 5th Annual Islands Agriculture Show
February 10 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner
February 5 Posthumous presentation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award

January 2016

January 25 50th Anniversary of the Victoria Branch of the Canadian Culinary Chefs Association
January 1 New Year’s Day Levée

December 2015

December 11 Government House Christmas Open House
December 10 Royal Commonwealth Society Lunch
December 9 Seniors Christmas Tea
December 1 Launch of Thompson River University’s Applied Sustainable Ranching Program

November 2015

November 30 Victoria Conservatory of Music Crescendo Circle 50th Anniversary Celebration
November 26 Broadmead Care Society Donor Tea
November 25 Victoria Police Department Exemplary Service Medal Ceremony
November 22 100th anniversary of the Bay Street Armoury
November 19 Police Honours Night
November 17 National Philanthropy Day
November 16 Victoria Hospice Donor Tea
November 10 The Vimy Foundation Reception
November 10 The Lodge at Broadmead Plaque Unveiling
November 6 Vancouver Police Exemplary Service Medal Award Ceremony

October 2015

October 24 Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society’s Dinner
October 21 Fraser Basin Council’s Official Launch of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable
October 16 All Buffleheads Day
October 15 SS BEAVER Medal Presentation
October 3 Victoria Foundation’s Launch of Victoria’s Vital Signs
October 3 Nooaitch Library Opening
October 2 Okanagan Mainline Auxiliary Conference
October 1 Emily Carr University of Art & Design Chancellor’s Installation

September 2015

September 26 Installation of the Lieutenant Governor as the Honorary Colonel of the Rocky Mountain Rangers
September 23 The Union of BC Municipalities 112th Annual Convention
September 15 Children’s Health Foundation Donor Tea
September 12 Garden Party to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll as Canada’s longest-reigning monarch
September 3 Official Commissioning of HMCS Chicoutimi
September 2 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

August 2015

August 7 Dairy Farmers of Canada Gala Banquet

July 2015

July 28 800th Anniversary of the Sealing of Magna Carta
July 15 Dairy Farmers of Canada Gala Banquet
July 14 MARPAC Change of Command
July 12 Scouts Canada 12th Pacific Jamboree
July 9 BC Cancer Foundation Legacy Circle Giving Luncheon
July 1 Canada Day Citizenship Ceremony

June 2015

June 24 Strive to Thrive: Restoring Life after Brain Injury
June 23 United Way Red Feather Tea
June 21 National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
June 19 Reception in Honour of Angel Flight Volunteers
June 18 Announcement of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business
June 15 Order of British Columbia Investiture
June 13 Butchart Gardens Presentation of a Gift from The People’s Republic of China and the City of Suzhou
June 5 Stewards of the Future Conference
June 1 Royal Canadian Humane Association Bravery Awards

May 2015

May 31 World Partnership Walk Victoria
May 30 Chief Scout Award Ceremony
May 27 Celebration of Arthur Vicker’s Ceremonial Convocation Suite
May 25 35th Anniversary of the Victoria Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Reception
May 25 Vancouver Police Department’s Change of Command Ceremony
May 9 Visit to Chinese Canadian Military Museum’s "True Patriots: Chinese Canadians and War" Exhibition
May 9 Vancouver Police Cadet Program Graduation
May 2 Battle of the Atlantic Dinner
May 2 Concert in honour of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands

April 2015

April 25 Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala
April 24 BC Community Achievement Awards
April 22 Earth Day at Government House
April 20 BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries Annual General Meeting and Provincial Conference
April 15 Health & Home Care Society of British Columbia Volunteer Recognition
April 13 Police Leadership Conference
April 11 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award Ceremony
April 9 Dinner in honour of the Consecration of Colours for 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron
April 9 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron’s Consecration of Colours

March 2015

March 28 Victoria English Country Dance Society’s Spring Ball
March 28 Lifesaving Society Honour and Rescue Awards
March 28 Visit to the Vancouver Police Cadet Program
March 25 Government House Volunteers Reception
March 15 New Westminster Symphony Society 100th Anniversary Concert
March 12 100th Anniversary of the BC Women’s Institute A Salute to Agriculture
March 9 Commonwealth Day
March 7 The Sky’s No Limit - Girls Fly Too!
March 6 12th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

February 2015

February 19 2015 Victoria Leadership Awards
February 19 Presentation of the Legion d’Honneur to Mr. Neil Stewart
February 16 Queen’s Counsel Appointment Reception
February 15 Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America
February 15 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada
February 4 Installation of Dr. Gwen Point as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley

January 2015

January 22 Reception in honour of the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy
January 20 Invasive Species Council of BC 10th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Gala
January 18 Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society Award

December 2014

December 11 Commissionaires’ Annual Awards and Christmas Dinner
December 8 Canadian Club of Victoria‘s 105th Annual Christmas Tea

November 2014

November 28 Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur to M. Stocky Edwards
November 26 Choices Adoption 25th Anniversary Reception
November 25 Our Place Society Donor Tea
November 20 Police Honours Night
November 19 Douglas Day at Fort Langley
November 18 National Philanthropy Day
November 18 National Philanthropy Day
November 17 City of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Exemplary Service Medal Ceremony
November 9 Sidney Concert Band’s "A Salute to Our Veterans" Concert
November 8 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Ceremony
November 2 Kaleidoscope Theatre’s “The Addams Family”
November 2 Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul First World War Remembrance Service

October 2014

October 29 Variety’s Golden Heart Award Gala
October 28 Victoria Hospice Donor Tea
October 28 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign
October 26 St. John Ambulance Brigade Annual Review
October 23 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Awards Luncheon
October 17 2015 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay
October 10 Simon Fraser University Fall Convocation 2014
October 9 Children’s Health Foundation Donor Recognition Tea
October 4 "Wait for Me Daddy" War Memorial Unveiling

September 2014

September 23 Children’s Health Foundation Donor Recognition Tea
September 22 BC and World Rivers Day
September 21 Remarks by the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
September 10 MS Society Summer BBQ

August 2014

August 27 2014 Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede
August 17 4-H 100th Anniversary Old Fashioned Garden Party
August 16 National Music Festival Grand Award Concert
August 9 Community Cenotaph Dedication – Royal Canadian Legion Seaview Branch 257
August 7 Canadian Submarine Centenary Banquet
August 6 Kwunew Kwasum Cultural Resource Centre

July 2014

July 22 Order of British Columbia Investiture Ceremony
July 21 Opening of Afghanistan Memorial Display
July 9 United Way’s Red Feather Recognition Tea
July 2 ScotDance Canada Championship Opening
July 1 Canada Day at the Cape

June 2014

June 26 BC Interior Community Foundation Community Gathering
June 25 Reception for the Association of Canadian Archivists
June 24 Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for Excellence in Public Administration
June 13 Simon Fraser University Convocation Ceremony and Chancellor’s Installation
June 11 Chancellor’s Reception for the 2014 Spring Convocation Honorary Degree Recipients
June 8 5th Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis
June 7 Navy Ball
June 6 Screening of the documentary film “D-Day: Normandy 1944”

April 2014

April 9 BC Book Day
April 4 Victoria Stroke Recovery Association
35th Anniversary Lunch
April 2 Brush with Nature: Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Project Benefit
April 1 Dinner in honour of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Canadian Air Force

March 2014

March 29 Pearson College One World Performance
March 29 Lifesaving Society Honour and Rescue Awards
March 17 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Centennial Envelope Unveiling
March 14 Kamloops Cowboy Festival
March 10 Commonwealth Day Lunch
March 8 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala
March 7 Nicola Valley Women in Action Celebration
March 6 Queen’s Counsel Induction Ceremony

February 2014

February 27 Opening of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
February 26 Victoria Leadership Awards
February 25 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Victoria Leadership Awards
February 23 Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra Performance
February 17 Peachland Welcome Reception
February 10 Reception for the Families of HMCS Regina
February 7 Leon Bibb Concert

January 2014

January 31 Royal Canadian Legion Service Dog Demonstration
January 29 British Columbia Agriculture Council’s Agri-Food Industry Gala
January 24 Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
January 21 Reception in honour of the Naden Band
January 17 Creative Peace Mural Exhibition Opening Gala

December 2013

December 11 Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon Division’s Distinguished Service Medal Presentation
December 9 The Canadian Club of Victoria Christmas Tea
December 7 The Friends of Government House Christmas Lunch
December 2 Provincial Corrections Exemplary Service
Medal Presentations
December 2 BC Safety Authority’s Lieutenant Governor
Safety Awards

November 2013

November 29 Vancouver Police Department Exemplary Service Medal Presentation
November 28 University of British Columbia Fall 2013 Congregation
November 27 95th Anniversary of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps RAINBOW
November 26 Tea in Honour of the Bravo Society and Supporters of Pacific Opera Victoria
November 23 Tribute to Korean War Veterans from
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo
November 23 North Thompson Communities Foundation
10th Anniversary Celebration
November 21 Police Honours Night
November 21 Unveiling of the portrait of The Duke of York
November 20 2924 (Khowutzun) RCACC Change of Command Parade
November 20 Victoria Hospice Tea
November 20 S.S. Beaver Medal Presentation
November 19 Government House Volunteers Reception
November 15 Celebration of the Centennial of Underhill & Underhill — A Partnership of BC and Canada Land Surveyors
November 12 Installation of Professor Jamie Cassels as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria

October 2013

October 19 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s A Night of Miracles
October 16 Correctional Service of Canada Exemplary Service Medal Ceremony
October 10 Reception to Celebrate the Shakespeare Onstage-Offstage Collaboration
October 9 IRB Americas Rugby Championship Dinner
October 9 The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific Couvelier Pavilion Opening

August 2013

August 20 Victoria Golf Club Dinner in support of the Evans Caddie Scholarship Program
August 16 Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre Graduation Ceremony
August 15 HMCS Quadra Graduation Ceremony
August 15 Regional Gliding School (Pacific) Air Cadet Graduation Ceremony
August 13 The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society RCMP Musical Ride
August 9 The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command National Youth Track and Field Championships
August 4 Grand Opening of Ross Bay Villa

July 2013

July 21 Visit to the Rocky Point Bird Observatory
July 20 Lotus Light Charity Society 2013 World Peace
and Harmony Ceremony
July 15 United Way’s Red Feather Recognition Tea
July 13 Victoria Military Music Festival Society’s
2013 Pacific Tattoo
July 12 Rockland Neighbourhood Association Reception
July 1 Canada Day Citizenship Ceremony

June 2013

June 19 Celebrating Discovery: A Tribute to Dave Turpin
June 15 Boomer’s Legacy Bike Ride Celebration Dinner
June 8 Annual Naval Ball
June 6 Chief Justice Lance Finch’s Retirement Dinner
June 2 Congregation Emanu-El's 150th Anniversary Gala
June 1 Chief Scout Awards Ceremony
June 1 Point Ellice House Garden Tea

May 2013

May 31 76th Annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference Opening Ceremonies
May 26 Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia Conference
May 25 Girl Guides of Canada British Columbia Council Dinner and Annual General Meeting
May 25 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award Ceremony
May 24 Opening of the Robert Bateman Centre
May 23 Victoria Foundation Donor Tea
May 18 Reception in Honour of the Highland Games & Celtic Festival
May 17 Dinner in Honour of His Royal Highness The Duke of York
May 13 Cary Castle Mews Opening Celebration
May 8 OPERA America and Opera Volunteers International Conference
May 7 11th Annual Richmond 911 Awards
May 7 Tea in honour of the Supporters of the Salvation Army
May 6 Family Caregivers Network Society Tea
May 5 Motorcycle Memorial Ride
May 4 Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala
May 2 Victoria Leadership Award Winners Tea
May 1 The University of Victoria President’s Circle Dinner

April 2013

April 28 Shan-e-Punjab Dance, Performing Arts and Heritage School 20 Year Youth Cultural Showcase Celebration
April 26 Nicola Valley Community Arts Council’s Night of the Arts
April 26 Logan Lake Cenotaph Dedication
April 22 Association of BC Health Care Auxiliaries Conference
April 16 Salt Spring Island Community Reception
April 14 Monarchist League's Queen's Birthday Tea
April 13 Canadian War Brides and Families Association Banquet
April 12 Opening Ceremonies of the 8th Biennial Convention of the British Columbia Command Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada
April 11 Governor General's Caring Canadian Awards
April 10 Victoria Police Department Honours Ceremony
April 6 Shawnigan Gathering
April 5 Reception for Government House Volunteers
April 2 Dinner in honour of the 10th Anniversary
of the Establishment of the Audain Prize for
Lifetime Achievement

March 2013

March 15 British Columbia Leadership Prayer Breakfast
March 14 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards
March 13 Opening of Halalt Community Library
March 11 Commonwealth Day Luncheon
March 8 17th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Opening Ceremonies
March 7 Farmer2Farmer Forum

February 2013

February 18 Launch of the Victoria Foundation’s Community Knowledge Centre and Vital Loans
February 17 Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentations
February 13 Lunch with the Consular Corps of British Columbia
February 12 Opening of the Legislature Reception
February 10 CCBA Gala Dinner Celebration
February 9 Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce 150th Anniversary Gala
February 1 Dinner in Honour of the 30th Canadian Presiding Officers Conference

January 2013

January 30 British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation
January 24 Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation
January 23 Agri-food Industry Gala
January 23 Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation
January 23 International Invasive Species Education Forum

December 2012

December 11 Visit to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
December 10 The Canadian Club of Victoria Christmas Tea
December 8 The Friends of Government House Christmas Lunch
December 6 Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon Division Distinguished Service Medal Presentation
December 6 Victoria Branch of the Monarchist League Christmas Tea
December 1 McBride Farmers' Institute Annual Banquet

November 2012

November 30 Provincial Corrections Exemplary Service Medal Ceremony
November 22 Police Honours Night
November 21 Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal
November 19 Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony
November 17 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award Ceremony
November 9 Victoria High School Remembrance Day Assembly
November 8 Long Service Awards
November 6 25th Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference
November 2 Installation of the 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia