The Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, is beginning a four-day north coast tour today in Prince Rupert.
Point will be traveling aboard HMCS Vancouver and is scheduled to arrive today in Prince Rupert for a tea reception by invitation on the ship before traveling to Lax Kw’alaams for a community reception.
On Wednesday the Lt. Governor arrives on Haida Gwaii for a tour of all the communities. The day starts in Port Clements with a community reception at the multipurpose building and a tour of the new library and school, followed by a meeting with Old Massett’s village council and a visit to Chief Mathews Elementary in Old Masset. In Masset Point will visit George M. Dawson Secondary School and meet with the village council befor going to Skidegate to visit Skaadgaa Naay Elementary, tour the Haida Heritage Centre, visit the Skidegate Band Office and stop at the Kuugin King Nay Aboriginal Library. The day will end in Queen Charlotte with a tour of the Queen Charlotte Hospital, a visit to the Seniors Centre and a dinner hosted by Mayor Carol Kulesha.
The Lt. Governor will spend all day Thursday at Gwaii Haanas National Park, visiting Woodruff Bay and the Sgang Gwaay UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On Friday, there is a community reception scheduled for Fort Rupert.