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Lieutenant Governor to undertake official visit to Kootenays

Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia will be in Nelson and Castlegar for an official visit Thursday. — Screenshot photo

The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will undertake an official visit this week to the Kootenay regional, including stops in Nelson at Selkirk College and Castlegar, at the Southeast Fire Centre and Doukhobor Discovery Centre.

Lieutenant Governor Austin will also visit Cranbrook and Creston.

While in Nelson, Her Honour will meet with local dignitaries from the city and community Thursday morning.

The Lieutenant Governor will be escorted on a tour of downtown's murals, followed by a visit to the Selkirk College Victoria Street campus to meet with fine arts students in studio.

Her Honour will also take part in a roundtable with local women- and family-services support providers at Nelson Community Services.

Later Thursday, at 1 p.m. in Castlegar, Her Honour will visit the Southeast Fire Centre and thank local B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management British Columbia staff. Her Honour will also visit the Doukhobor Discovery Centre.

Quick Facts:

  • Janet Austin was sworn in as the province's 30th lieutenant governor in 2018 and this will be Her Honour's first official visit to the Kootenays.
  • This official visit is part of a larger objective to visit communities around the province and celebrate the diversity and accomplishments of British Columbians.
  • In Her Honour's mandate, she has chosen to focus on advancing reconciliation, supporting our democracy and championing inclusion.
  • As the representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Honour will mark the Platinum Jubilee, celebrating the Queen's 70 years of service with a variety of events, initiatives and awards, and visits to communities throughout the province.

Source: BC Government