(Pictured above: Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, at right, is pictured with Principal Mark Williams during a recent visit to Queen Elizabeth Elementary School. Dowdeswell was the special guest for the school's Canada 150 celebration.)
Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell Addresses
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School Canada 150 Celebration
June 5, 2017 (Perth, ON) – Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell spoke of the importance of caring for others and environmental stewardship on June 5th during the Canada 150 ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School.
The Queen’s official representative in Ontario told students of the importance of protecting Canada’s environment for future generations, of maintaining a tolerant perspective in a nation comprised of many different cultures, of honouring the stewardship of the First Nations peoples, and of respecting the value of education.
“This is a wonderful time to celebrate,” she said of Canada’s 150th birthday. “It is a time when we can look back with a great deal of pride about who we are as a country, and we can look forward to what we can be in future.”
She finished her address by asking students to submit stories about why they think Canada is important. She pledged to share them with other schools across Ontario.
The ceremony included student performances of songs by Canadian artists, and a video montage of why Queen Elizabeth students think Canada is great.
Posted June 14, 2017