Letters to the Editor

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Royal Tour 2012 Itinerary for New Brunswick

Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Fredericton, New Brunswick

7:45 p.m. (ADT) – Arrival in Canada
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Fredericton International Airport, where they are greeted according to Canadian custom and protocol.

Monday, May 21, 2012 – Canadian Forces Base Gagetown and Saint John, New Brunswick

10:30 a.m. – Official Welcome to Canada and New Brunswick Ceremony
At Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, the Governor General officially welcomes Their Royal Highnesses to Canada and New Brunswick. This event features full military honours including a 21-gun salute and the breaking of His Royal Highness’ personal Canadian flag.
11:05 a.m. – Meet with Military Personnel at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown
Their Royal Highnesses will meet with military personnel enrolled in The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program. Their Royal Highnesses will learn first-hand from service personnel and delivery partners how The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program enables transitioning service personnel to start and grow their own businesses.
11:45 a.m. – Reception hosted by the Government of Canada
At Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, Their Royal Highnesses, accompanied by the Governor General, attend a private reception hosted by the Government of Canada.
1:10 p.m. – Heritage Tour of Prince William Street
After arriving in Saint John, Their Royal Highnesses proceed on a walking heritage tour of Prince William Street, where they observe projects and activities related to the restoration of Saint John and meet the 2002 Committee for the Prince of Wales Municipal Heritage Leadership Prize. This event will welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the city of Saint John and showcase some of its rich heritage, in particular the architecture of historic Prince William Street, which won the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership in 2002.
1:25 p.m. – Citizenship Ceremony at the Old Post Office
To demonstrate how civic pride is celebrated and the significance of the Canadian Crown in our constitutional monarchy in this year of Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Their Royal Highnesses attend a citizenship ceremony to welcome Canada’s newest citizens.
2:10 p.m. – Government of New Brunswick Victoria Day Celebration
As part of the provincial celebrations organized by the citizens of New Brunswick to mark the Canadian Sovereign’s Official Birthday and the Diamond Jubilee, Their Royal Highnesses join thousands of Canadians celebrating Victoria Day at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John. Their Royal Highnesses view artisans and culinary demonstrations and meet with local Boy Scouts and Girl Guides before taking in a musical performance by the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.
3:10 p.m. – Tour of Hazen-White-St. Francis School
Their Royal Highnesses visit Hazen-White-St. Francis School to observe first-hand how students are benefitting from the school’s work with community partners. During the tour, Their Royal Highnesses will meet with staff, mentors, and children involved in the Promise Partnership mentorship program as part of the Crescent Valley Community Regeneration Project. Their Royal Highnesses will also open the Diamond Jubilee IT Centre at the school before joining students in School Fun Day activities.
3:55 p.m. - Their Royal Highnesses depart by car for the Saint John Airport for the next leg of the tour in Ontario.