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Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa. It is located on 79 acres (0.32 km2) of land at One Sussex Drive in Ottawa. Jump to: navigation, search The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneur général or Gouverneure générale) is the representative of the Canadian monarch. ... Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch. ... {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada location. ... Sussex Drive is a major street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada location. ...

Rideau Hall, residence of the Governor General of Canada
Rideau Hall, residence of the Governor General of Canada

Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ONT, August 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ONT, August 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

History

The residence was built in 1838 to house Scottish stone mason Thomas McKay and his family, who occupied the residence until 1855. Jump to: navigation, search 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Thomas McKay* (September 1, 1792 – October 9, 1855) was a prosperous Canadian businessman who was one of the founders of the city of Ottawa, Ontario. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


After Queen Victoria chose Ottawa in 1858 as the new capital of the Province of Canada, in 1864 Rideau Hall became the residence of the governor general of British North America, Lord Monck. In 1867 Lord Monck became the first governor general of the Dominion of Canada, and Rideau Hall has continued as the residence of his successors. Initially rented and seen as a temporary accommodation, the house has since been expanded numerous times, including the addition of an indoor tennis court in 1872, as well as an ice skating rink and a tobogganing slide, though the slide and tennis court no longer exist. The former tennis court is now the Tent Room, used for small to medium formal occasions. Jump to: navigation, search Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877 until her death. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Note: for information about Canadas present-day provinces, see Provinces of Canada. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... By 1763, British North America included 19 British colonies and territories on the continent of North America. ... Viscount Monck, 1868 Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck (October 10, 1819 - November 29, 1894) was the last Governor General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ...


The main entrance, completed in 1913, contains all the heraldic shields of the governors of Canada, beginning with Samuel de Champlain, the first governor of New France. There are portraits of the British governors general in the Tent Room and portraits of the Canadian-born governors general (beginning with Vincent Massey) in the Reception Room. Portraits of the spouses of the governors general are found in the Drawing Room. Jump to: navigation, search 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Heraldry is the science and art of describing coats-of-arms, also referred to as achievements or armorial bearings. ... Jump to: navigation, search Samuel de Champlain by Théophile Hamel (1870) Samuel de Champlain (c. ... New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ... The Right Honourable Charles Vincent Massey, CC PC (February 20, 1887 - December 30, 1967) was the eighteenth Governor General of Canada and the first who was born in Canada. ...


Today, the residence is used to officially receive foreign heads of state and both incoming and outgoing ambassadors to Canada. It is also the site of presentation for many Canadian awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Military Merit, and the Decorations for Bravery, customarily presented in the ballroom. It is also where the official ceremonies swearing in a newly chosen prime minister and his or her ministers take place, as well as the place where the writ of an election is dropped. Membership in the Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means they desire a better country. ... The Order of Military Merit is an Order (decoration) issued by Canada to members of the Canadian Forces whom have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty. ... The Canadian Bravery Decorations are a group of Canadian medals awards for bravery. ...


Though the architecture of the home is generally in Victorian and Edwardian styles, the rooms are furnished both with elements from the history of the residence as well as art and artifacts that showcase Canadian culture, including pieces by the Group of Seven's Lawren Harris, Emily Carr, and Bill Reid. A greenhouse and flower garden, which also contain many Canadian symbols such as a totem pole from British Columbia, provide flowers for the Hall and the other government buildings in Ottawa. For the group of seven industrially advanced nations see G7. ... Lawren Stewart Harris (October 23, 1885-January 29, 1970) was a Canadian painter. ... Emily Carr Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer. ... Bill Reids sculpture The Raven and The New Men, showing part of a Haida creation myth. ... A greenhouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved from great trees, typically Western Redcedar, by a number of Native American cultures along the Pacific northwest coast of North America. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th) * Land 925,186 km² * Water 19,549 km² (2. ...


Every time a Head of State or Head of Government comes to Rideau Hall on an official visit, they are asked to plant a tree. As such, the grounds of Rideau Hall are filled with trees that have small plaques at their bases listing the name and position of the planter. These include John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother, King George VI, Bill Clinton, Diana, Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales to name a few. The grounds of Rideau Hall also contain many statues, emblems and other artifacts for the public to enjoy. JFK redirects here. ... First official White House portrait. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (née Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite) (4 August 1900 - 30 March 2002) was the Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) (December 14, 1895 - February 6, 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952. ... Jump to: navigation, search William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997) was the first wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ... The Badge of the Prince of Wales is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ...


Other Canadian official residences

The Citadel (fr: Citadelle) is a military fort atop Cape Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... Side View of 24 Sussex Drive 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada. ... The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Stornoway Stornoway is the name of the official residence of the Leader of the Opposition in Canada. ... The Leader of the Opposition in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ... The Harrington Lake estate is both the name of the official country retreat of the Prime Minister of Canada and of the land which surrounds it. ... The Farm is the official residence of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Jump to: navigation, search The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... 7 Rideau Gate 7 Rideau Gate is the official guest house of the Canadian government, located in Ottawa, Ontario. ...

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