BC Lt. Governor coming to Ucluelet

A symbolically royal convoy is headed West.

Ucluelet is preparing for the arrival of BC’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, on Jan. 31.

During last week’s regular council meeting, Ucluelet’s municipal council reviewed a letter from Heidi Elliot, Director of Programmes Events and Outreach for the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, informing them of Guichon’s upcoming visit.

“When visiting a community the Lieutenant Governor usually visits a senior’s residence or branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, attends a community event or participates in a special event that is taking place,” Elliot said through the letter.

“We would like your recommendation on where else Her Honour should visit when she is in your community.”

Ucluelet Mayor Dianne St. Jacques said she had spoken with Elliot over the phone earlier that day and they bounced some ideas around, like a tea at Forest Glen as well as tours of Ucluelet’s harbour and Coast Guard facilities, but nothing was set in stone.

“It’s not too much notice, it’s only two and a half weeks away, but we want to make it memorable,” St. Jacques said of Guichon’s visit.

Coun. Randy Oliwa said Ucluelet’s elementary and secondary schools are “in the loop and excited.”

Coun. Sally Mole suggested putting a committee together to hash out what Ucluelet would highlight during Guichon’s stay and council unanimously agreed.

Lieutenant Governors are appointed by Canada’s Governor General to represent Her Royal Majesty the Queen at the provincial level.

Guichon became BC’s 29th Lieutenant Governor in 2012, according to her website.

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