“Ma’am” has a busy couple of days

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She’s a big deal, after all, she represents the Queen similar to that of the Governor General but only in Ontario.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario is making her rounds of Northern Ontario including Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday afternoon at the Civic Centre.

_DSC6115The pomp and welcoming ceremony took place on the steps of City Hall where she was greeted outside by Mayor Provenzano, members of the 49th Field Regiment and the Sea Cadets.

Following the welcome and the signing of a guestbook, the Lieutenant Governor participated in a lunch and roundtable discussion with Mayor Provenzano and a number of invited guests. Media not invited.

IMG_5064Now because she represents the Queen there is a high degree of protocol when she is present. Persons are required to rise when she is in attendance if in a conversation with her you must address her as “Your Honour or “ma’am”  and her title is properly pronounced “Left-tenant” Governor
_DSC6128Ma’am has a busy day ahead of her in the Sault, then she’s off to other parts. Here’s her schedule following the roundtable discussion, she will visit the Art Gallery of Algoma

3:45 p.m. – Visit  the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre The Lieutenant Governor will tour the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

6 p.m. – Dinner at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, The Lieutenant Governor will attend a dinner hosted by the Mayor and City Council of Sault Ste. Marie at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site. Present will be local parliamentary representatives,
chiefs and representatives of the area’s First Nations, and representatives of local colleges and universities.

_DSC6159Tomorrow she’s in Elliot Lake, 10 a.m. – Visit to Miners’ Memorial Park
Greeted by Elliot Lake Mayor Dan Marchisella, the Lieutenant Governor will meet community members at Miners’ Memorial Park. Her Honour will tour the Mining Monument, which commemorates Elliot Lake’s mining legacy and honours workers of local miners who had been injured or killed, and the park’s boardwalk.

10:30 a.m. – Visit to Elliot Lake City Hall, Following a courtesy call with the Mayor of Elliot Lake, the Lieutenant Governor will join representatives of the development community during a roundtable focusing on local initiatives. Her Honour will then attend a private lunch hosted by the mayor and city council.

1 p.m. – Visit to the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre, The Lieutenant Governor will tour the Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum, which celebrates the city’s mining heritage and former status as the Uranium Capital of the World.

2 p.m. – Visit to the Fire Tower Lookout Elliot Lake, The Lieutenant Governor will tour the Fire Tower Lookout, a popular lookout point that has been restored to its original 1950s aesthetic.

2:40 p.m. – Boat tour of Dunlop Lake, Accompanied by Elliot Lake Fire Chief John Thomas, the Lieutenant Governor will take a pontoon boat tour of Dunlop Lake, a popular recreation spot for tourists and local residents.

3:45 p.m. – Visit to Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

The Lieutenant Governor will take a walking tour of the Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected habitat for birds, mammals, and reptiles located on the edge of Elliot Lake.

6:30 p.m. – Reception at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. The Lieutenant Governor will attend a reception hosted by the Mayor of Elliot Lake. The Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble will perform a comedy scene, after which local musical talent will perform.

On Friday she heads to the Island, Manitoulin Island that is.

Friday, July 29, 2016
10 a.m. – Visit to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation , The Lieutenant Governor will tour the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, which was established in 1974 to strengthen the language and culture of the Anishinaabek Nation.

11:05 a.m. – Visit to the Neon Raven Art Gallery The Lieutenant Governor will visit the Neon Raven Art Gallery, which was established in 2002 to showcase the works of the acclaimed Beam family.

After meeting municipal councillors and staff, the Lieutenant Governor will participate in a courtesy call with Central Manitoulin Mayor Richard Stephens.

1 p.m. – Visit to Mindemoya Community Hall, The Lieutenant Governor will join mayors of other Manitoulin Island municipalities and representatives of local First Nations during a roundtable focusing on social cohesion in the community. Her Honour will
then attend a reception hosted by the Mayor of Central Manitoulin.

2:35 p.m. – Visit to the Central Manitoulin Welcome Centre. During a tour of the Central Manitoulin Welcome Centre, the Lieutenant Governor will meet with summer students; Ted Taylor, President of the Central Manitoulin Historical Society; and Pat Costigan, curator of the

3:45 p.m. – Visit to the Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery,  The Lieutenant Governor will visit the Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery, which was established by artist James Simon. The gallery’s collection of paintings explores the legacy of the residential school system,
Indigenous spirituality, and reconciliation.

5 p.m. – Visit to the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Band Administration Office. Greeted by Chief Duke Peltier, the Lieutenant Governor will address a gathering of community members. Her Honour will observe the presentation of a replica of the Mookamaanish Sword, which was presented by the Crown 200 years ago to thank the Wikwemikong community for its participation in the War of 1812.

Northern Bruce Peninsula
Saturday, July 30, 2016

8:40 a.m. – Ferry ride to Tobermory .The Lieutenant Governor will take the 9:10 a.m. MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry to Tobermory. While on board, Her Honour will tour the vessel and observe interactive workshops with artist Falcon Migwans and a drumming demonstration.

11:20 a.m. – Visit to Bruce Peninsula National Park . The Lieutenant Governor will tour the visitor centre at Bruce Peninsula National Park, after which she will attend a private lunch hosted by the Mayor of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

12:50 p.m. – Tour of Fathom Five National Marine Park. The Lieutenant Governor will take a boat tour of Fathom Five National Marine Park, a popular diving destination. Her Honour will have an opportunity to view preserved shipwrecks, lighthouses, and freshwater ecosystems.