2013 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS GALA WEEKEND LINE-UP

Overview of Events:

1. Speaker of the House of Commons Reception to Honour the Recipients

 

What:                                    The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will host a reception in honour of the 2013 recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards following the recognition of the recipients in the House of Commons. 

When:                                   Thursday, May 30, 2013

                                                3:15 p.m.

Where:                                  Speaker’s Salon, Room 216-N

                                                Centre Block

                                                Parliament Hill

                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                           

There will be opportunities for photos of the 2013 GGPAA recipients with the Speaker of the House Commons, as well as for interviews.

For further information, please contact:

Tara Shields

(613) 454-5253 (office)

(613) 292-9268 (cellular)

tshields@webershandwick.com

http://www.ggpaa.ca

                                                               

2. Awards Presentation

 

What:                                    His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada,   
                             will confer the Awards upon this year’s laureates during a special ceremony.

 

Where:                                  Rideau Hall

                                           1 Sussex Drive

 

When:                                   Friday, May 31, 2013

                                               

                                                5:30 – 5:50 p.m.

                                                Media to arrive (Media must enter via the Princess Anne entrance)

 

                                                5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

                                                Guests and 2013 recipients begin to arrive

               

                                                6 p.m.

                                                                                                Arrival of Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston,

                                                                                                Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston. Beginning of the awards ceremony.

                                                               

                                                7:15 p.m. (approximately)

                                                Media availability with the laureates

 

 

To confirm your attendance, please contact the Rideau Hall Press Office directly by contacting:

 

Melanie Villeneuve

Rideau Hall Press Office 

(613) 998-7280

melanie.villeneuve@gg.ca

www.gg.ca

 

               
3.  National Arts Centre GGPAA gala and related activities

 

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Photo opportunity number one:        

What:                                            The official red carpet arrival of the 2013 GGPAA recipients

        When/Where:                             Saturday, June 1, 2013

                                                                6:55 p.m.             

                                                                Main foyer, NAC

 

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        Photo opportunity number two:

What:                                             The arrival of Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston

        When/Where:                             Saturday, June 1, 2013

                                                                7:30 p.m. approximately

                                                                Main entrance, NAC

 

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Photo opportunity number three:

What:                                             2013 laureates, Award sponsors and special guests will be present at the pre-Gala reception for candid photographs.

        When/Where:                             Saturday, June 1, 2013

                                                                Pre-Gala reception: 7:40 p.m.

                                                                                               

                                                                Mezzanine Level, NAC

                                                               

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Photo opportunity number four:

What:                                            The Gala, hosted by Colm Feore, will feature remarks from the Governor General of Canada and a line-up of stunning performances and moving tributes.

 

 

        When/Where:                             Saturday, June 1, 2013

                                                                8 p.m.

                                                                Southam Hall, NAC

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Tara Shields

(613) 454-5253 (office)

(613) 292-9268 (cellular)

tshields@webershandwick.com

http://www.ggpaa.ca

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