The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit three provinces and six communities during their four day visit:
Halifax and Pictou County in Nova Scotia (May 18 and 19)
Charlottetown, Bonshaw, and Cornwall in Prince Edward Island (May 19 and 20)
Winnipeg in Manitoba (May 20 and 21)
Objectives for the Events on the 2014 Royal Tour
Sunday, May 18, 2014
To welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Nova Scotia. His Royal Highness last visited the province in 1983. This will be the first visit by Her Royal Highness.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Welcome to Canada - Grand Parade, Halifax
To officially welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Canada and Nova Scotia and allow them to be welcomed by Canadians. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have visited Canada together on two previous occasions, in May 2012 and in November 2009. The Prince has visited Canada on 16 previous occasions.
To honour Canadian military service by laying a wreath at the cenotaph (100th anniversary of the Great War and 75th anniversary of the World War II).
To provide His Royal Highness with the opportunity to address Canadians.
Halifax and Region, Military Family Ressource Centre
To highlight the outstanding programs and services of the Military Family Resource Centre, which works to promote the health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities who share the unique experience of military life.
To highlight the ongoing role of our service men and women and support given by their families to them.
To showcase the excellent work being done by the Military Family Resource Centre’s “Entrepreneurs Club” and demonstrate the synergies between this and The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur, a program run by the Prince’s Charities Canada.
Halifax Seaport, Farmer's Market
To tour this state-of-the-art market, which was built green because of the farmers and Cooperative members’ commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
To introduce Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the local farmers, vendors and artisans who have been making the Seaport Farmers’ Market a success since 1750.
Halifax, Public Gardens
To tour the classical Victorian Garden and to acknowledge it as a gem in the life of the city and all its citizens.
To commemorate the 2014 Tour of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall by planting a tree adjacent to the oak tree planted by King George VI in June 1939.
To recognize the efforts of volunteers and partners who have helped maintain and restore this Halifax landmark.
Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21
To pay tribute and honour the War Brides and World War II veterans in Nova Scotia for whom Pier 21 remains an important part of their past (as the primary departure point for almost half a million Canadian military personnel during World War II).
To showcase Canada’s National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which welcomed approximately one million immigrants to Canada between 1928 and 1971.
Alice Housing, (Northbrook Community Centre)
To celebrate, acknowledge and cast a light on the success of the programs and support that Alice Housing provides for women and families.
To recognize the outstanding contributions of community partners and volunteers to Alice Housing.
To meet and interact with some of the families who have benefitted from the programs and services of Alice Housing.
Arrival Trenton Airport, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
To welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
The Hector Heritage Quay: A celebration of Celtic Heritage
To highlight the Celtic culture of Pictou County and Nova Scotia. The arrival of Scottish immigrants in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the county. ultimately contributed to early nation building in Nova Scotia and Canada.
To acknowledge past, present and future contributions of Scottish Canadians in broad and oftentimes colourful ways.
To introduce Their Royal Highnesses to local farmers, artisans and entertainers.
Departure Trenton Airport
To thank Their Royal Highnesses for visiting Nova Scotia.
To formally bid farewell to Their Royal Highnesses as they depart from Nova Scotia and embark on their journey to Prince Edward Island as part of their tour of Canada.
Arrival at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
To welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Charlottetown—the Birthplace of Confederation. His Royal Highness last visited in 1983. This will be Her Royal Highness’s first visit.
Victoria Day Celebration
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Canadian Confederation.
To celebrate Victoria Day with Canadians and to commemorate the past through multicultural musical and theatrical performances, showcasing the artistic talent of Prince Edward Island and Canada, and to celebrate the future by highlighting the cultural vitality of our communities.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Province House, Youth Parliament
To celebrate the important role that Province House, the second oldest active legislature building in Canada, had in the Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to the creation of our great nation.
To recognize the positive contributions Canadian young people are making towards strengthening Canada and to encourage more young people to consider their role/responsibility in the future building of our country.
To encourage all Island young people to continue to work diligently to attain their goals and aspirations in the future building of our country.
Holland College, Prince of Wales Campus
To showcase one of Prince Edward Island’s renowned educational institutions, known for its innovative and industry-driven courses for students who enjoy hands-on learning.
To highlight Holland College’s role in supporting sustainable urban development and preserving the heritage of Prince Edward Island – both issues are of personal interest to His Royal Highness (including by highlighting the environmental sustainability of the Centre for Applied Science Technology (CAST) building).
To allow His Royal Highness to interact with industry leaders and students as they highlight the achievements of students, as well as the unique and innovative projects offered through Holland College programs.
To officially unveil new signage for the Prince of Wales Campus.
Prince Edward Home
To showcase Canadian achievement at Prince Edward Island’s cutting-edge long-term care facility for seniors, divided into “neighborhoods” to provide a homelike environment.
To allow Her Royal Highness to meet with residents, staff and volunteers who provide compassionate services to seniors and Islanders with complex care needs.
To showcase the various medical interventions and social activities offered at the home, such as pet and art therapy and reading programs.
Canadian Institute of Forestry Meeting
To introduce HRH to Jocelyn Teron, the 2013 inaugural winner of the Prince of Wales Award, as well as board members and staff of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, which administers the prize. The discussion will also touch on current and developing partnerships between the CIF and The Duchy of Cornwall.
Bonshaw Provincial Park
To highlight Prince Edward Island’s natural beauty at the Island’s largest provincial park, which promotes healthy active living, interacting with nature and conserving natural resources. His Royal Highness will meet with Earth Rangers and walk along a trail system that will be named after Their Royal Highnesses.
To showcase the skills and accomplishments of Prince Edward Island’s Olympic, Paralympic and Canada Games athletes (benefits of recreational activity and sports).
To recognize the work of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Bonshaw Park Advisory Committee in the creation of the new wilderness park.
Cornwall United Church
To honour the achievements of Island seniors who enrich Prince Edward Island communities, including women’s organizations, veterans, community groups and volunteers.
To hear a performance by a choir made up of singers from local churches.
To highlight the work of Island groups as Their Royal Highnesses visit displays by the Women’s Institute, the Military Museum, the Pony Club, and the Scouts and Guides of P.E.I.
To honour rural P.E.I. and meet with Island children from Early Years Centres and after school programs.
Immanuel Christian School
The Duchess of Cornwall will meet with students and staff at the school, following a request from the children for a royal visit.
Departure from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
To thank Their Royal Highnesses for visiting Prince Edward Island and joining with Islanders in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.
To formally bid farewell to Their Royal Highnesses as they depart from Prince Edward Island and embark on their journey to Manitoba as part of their tour of Canada.
Arrival to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian Forces Base
To welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Winnipeg, Manitoba. His Royal Highness last visited in 1996. This will be Her Royal Highness’s first visit.
Government House Reception
To host a reception honouring Their Royal Highnesses and offer an opportunity to interact with notable Manitobans and other Canadians and to highlight excellence across society in a vast range of endeavours, recognizing those who have made a significant difference to their local communities and the nation.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba (Stevenson Hangar)
To provide a unique opportunity to engage with Manitoba elementary school students as they learn about the principles of flight, aircraft maintenance, rockets, satellites and composite materials.
To highlight the unique partnerships between industry and educational stakeholders in Manitoba's aerospace and aviation sectors, as well as the initiatives that exist to encourage young people to consider pursuing education and careers in these fields.
To profile local achievements and excellence in the fields of aerospace and aviation, including an opportunity to meet with the students who developed the first elementary school project from Canada to be taken on board the International Space Station.
Winnie the Pooh Gallery
To celebrate the centennial of Winnie the Bear, the bear cub who inspired the international phenomenon of Winnie the Pooh.
To meet children engaged in work to promote literacy on the subject of Winnie the Bear.
Journey to Churchill (Assiniboine Park Zoo)
To showcase research, education and conservation in action with the dedication of the world-leading Journey to Churchill facility at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.
To provide an up-close and personal opportunity to feed polar bears and view their new three dimensional, four-season environment.
To observe students involved in an educational session on polar bear protection and the importance of conservation and environmental awareness and to meet with Aboriginal artists responsible for works throughout the facilities.
Place Bernadette Poirier
To profile the leading practice model for safe, affordable, integrated and supportive housing for those with mental-health needs and those who have been homeless.
To officially open the new housing complex.
To meet with staff, residents and supporters of the facility and interact with residents in their new home.
Innovation Alley - Assent Works and Ramp up, Manitoba
To highlight the non-profit workshop dedicated to providing hands-on access to fabrication and prototyping equipment, knowledge and a community of support for young entrepreneurs, inventors, artists and innovators.
To meet with successful participants and hear about how they have made a difference in the life of their families and communities as a result of this unique incubator model.
To learn about the key role played by mentors and volunteers.
To provide an opportunity to speak with community and business leaders about the concept and options for expansion.
To offer hope to other young people to explore their dreams through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Meeting with Canadian Business Leaders, Red River College
To introduce His Royal Highness to the Canadian business leaders involved in his Prince’s Seeing is Believing initiative, as well as to those who have benefited from it.
To discuss efforts to expand the national reach and scope of the Prince’s Seeing is Believing activities and impacts.
To give His Royal Highness the opportunity to meet some of the founding corporate partners who are driving these national efforts forward.
Meeting with Canadian Development and Design Community, Prince's Foundation for Building Community, Red River College
To discuss the work of Prince’s Foundation for Building Community in transforming lives and building sustainable communities with members of the Canadian development and design community.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
To celebrate the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s past, present and future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary season.
To visit the Ballet’s impressive costume –making workshop.
To profile community outreach programs that bring dance to at-risk children and adults with varied movement abilities.
To provide an opportunity to greet participants, students, company dancers and staff and to view a pas de deux by two of the Ballet’s young professional dancers.
To introduce Her Royal Highness to the unique business model of the Assiniboine Credit Union including the innovative programs that have been created to help low-income families and the local organizations that support them in the community.
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
To meet with members of Her Royal Highness’s first Commonwealth Regiment, the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, which she previously met during her visit to Toronto, Ontario, in 2012.
Manitoba Legislative Building and official farewell to Canada
To induct 14 citizens into the Order of Manitoba, recognizing those who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefitting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and the nation.
To provide His Royal Highness with the opportunity to address Canadians.
To thank and formally bid farewell to Their Royal Highnesses as they depart Manitoba and Canada.
Departure from Canada
To showcase a recently restored 1928 Fokker Super Universal, widely regarded as the most significant “bush plane” in Canadian aviation history, which carries the marking of “The Royal Mail” and is the only plane of this type in the world that still flies.
To provide an opportunity to bid farewell to officials and veterans.