The Queen’s representative in British Columbia is making a tour of the East Kootenay, and Cranbrook is one of the stops along her itinerary.
The Honorable Judith Guichon — 29th and current Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia — will make an official visit to the City of Cranbrook on Thursday, Sept. 5. During her visit to Cranbrook, Her Honour will be making several stops, including Laurie Middle School, Joseph Creek Care Village and the Cranbrook Royal Canadian Legion.
“I very much appreciate the Lieutenant Governor accepting our invitation to visit Cranbrook and the East Kootenay,” said Mayor Wayne Stetski. “It’s a real honour to share our city with her and to provide her with the opportunity to meet a few of our wonderful citizens.”
Guichon’s tour begins Sept. 3, with visits to Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, Canal Flats.
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, she is in Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie. On Thursday, her busy schedule lands her in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Thursday afternoon in Cranbrook, Guichon will address the Laurie students at a school assembly, have tea with the Joseph Creek residents, and meet with members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24, Cranbrook.
On Friday, the Lt. Governor will take part in a the Clear Sky Grassland Reclamation Plot and Food Forest Tour and visit Ft. Steele Heritage Town. Back in Cranbrook, she will present six youth with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award at a ceremony at the Royal Alexandra Hall (See related story, Page 2).
Guichon was appointed Lieut. Governor by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on October 1, 2012, to succeed Steven Point. She was sworn in on November 2, 2012.
The Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. is the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II, and is tasked with carrying out most of the monarch’s constitutional and ceremonial duties.