May 26th, 2018

Speaks to legislature: New Governor General pays first official visit to Alberta

By The Canadian Press on May 15, 2018.

Governor General Julie Payette delivers remarks during a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Statistics Canada at its headquarters in Ottawa on Friday, March 16, 2018. Canada's governor general is paying her first visit to Alberta today, starting with a stop at the legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

EDMONTON – Canada’s Governor General is paying her first official visit to Alberta today starting with a stop at the legislature.

Julie Payette is to spend the day in Edmonton before travelling to Calgary on Wednesday.

In Edmonton, she is to make a speech to the legislature and meet with officials of Canmet Energy in nearby Devon to learn more about their work on developing cleaner fossil fuels.

In Calgary, the former astronaut is to discuss space exploration with students at Robert Thirsk High School.

She also plans to visit the University of Calgary to learn about computer-assisted advances in neurosurgery.

She’s also to meet with high school students at WinSport, a training facility for high-performance athletes.

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