By David F. Rooney
It’s not every day the Queen’s representative in our province pays a visit to our town and Lieut.-Gov Judith Guichon’s trip here sent a shiver of excitement through segments of the community.
After a visit to City Hall and Begbue View Elementary School, Ms. Guichon enjoyed tea with seniors at Moberley Manor as well as a tour of the Revelstoke Railway Museum and visit with members of Branch 46 of the Royal Canadian Legion, one of whom was aged Second World War veteran John Augustyn.
Here are a few photos from the afternoon:
Lieut.-Gov. Judith Guichon was surprised and gratified by the tulips presented to her at Moberley Manor by Lorelei Leflar on Tuesday. The Queen’s representative in British Columbia was in town as part of a tour that included visits to Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke and Golden. David F. Rooney photo Her Honour met seniors like Thelma Sawczuk and shared tea with them during her visit. David F. Rooney photo Sworn-in as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on November 2, 2012, Judith Guichon owned and operated Gerard Guichon Ranch Limited in the Nicola Valley. It was obvious to everyone who met her that she enjoyed mingling with ordinary British Columbians. David F. Rooney photo Mayor Mark McKee and Railway Museum Executive Director Jennifer Dunkerson discuss the museum’s new exhibit, Building the Road to Victory, Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten Heroes. This travelling exhibit from Exporail in Montreal, this show is on display until May 30. It describes the valuable First World War contribution by railroads and railroaders. They gradually became a tool that enabled the allied forces to conquer the enemy. David F. Rooney photo Myrna Robinson and Lorna Duncan, both volunteers with the Revelstoke Railway Museum pose with the Lieutenant Governor in the Club Car during her tour of the museum. David F. Rooney photo The Lieutenant Governor deeply enjoyed the tour Clancy Boettger provided of Engine 5460’s cab. And what would you expect from a woman who ran a working ranch? David F. Rooney photo Second World War veteran John Augustyn poses with the Ms. Guichon at the Legion late Tuesday afternoon. David F. Rooney photo Her Honour met several members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46. David F. Rooney photo And here she poses with Branch 46 leaders. Ms. Guichon stayed overnight here in Revelstoke and was to tour Golden on Wednesday. David F. Rooney photo