February 28, 2006

Canadian Governor-General to be patron of College of Piping

The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts has announced that the Governor-General of Canada, Her Excellency The Right Hounourable Michaëlle Jean, will be an official Patron.

In becoming a Patron, Jean said that she is “happy to lend her endorsement and conveyed her very best wishes for the continuing success of The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada,” according to a release from the College.

“We are deeply honoured and extremely pleased to have . . . Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, endorse the mission and mandate of The College of Piping by becoming our Patron,” said Scott MacAulay, director of the school. “She brings a tremendous amount of honour and prestige to our institution and, in becoming our Patron, reinforces our resolve to carry on with our mission of ‘Inspiring Excellence in Celtic Performing Arts through Quality Educational Programming.'”

Canada’s Governor-General is appointed by the reigning Canadian Sovreign, who is also currently the reigning British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who serves as Queen of Canada. The Governor-General represents the Queen of Canada and is appointed on advice of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ministers, and by Her Majesty in right of Canada.

Prince Charles is Patron of the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.


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