A welcome ceremony was held at the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in Fredericton (New Brunswick) for Her Excellency The Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces, commencing her first official visit to the Province from 4 to 7 June 2024.

Upon arrival at the Legislative Assembly, the Governor General was greeted by The Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick. The Governor General then inspected the Guard of Honour on parade including soldiers from 5th Canadian Support Group Gagetown, the Royal New Brunswick Regiment, Royal Canadian Regiment, North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, and 37 Combat Engineer Regiment. The Governor General was then greeted by The Honourable Bill Oliver, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, a group of Ministers, and a crowd that had congregated nearby.

The Governor General spent the rest of the week travelling throughout the province and attending various engagements focused on reconciliation, digital respect, mental health, nature and the environment, military commemorations, and youth. As Commander-in-Chief, the Governor General also took part in two milestone military commemorations during her visit: the 80th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy ceremony in Moncton, and the 100th Royal Canadian Air Force Anniversary celebrations in Pennfield Ridge. The visit was part of a larger objective of visiting each province and territory to engage with Canadians from across the country in their communities and meeting with provincial and Indigenous leaders.

2Lt Rachel Tapley