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Duke of York visitVICTORIA, VANCOUVER - His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG will be inBritish Columbia for a working visit May 16 -19, 2013.His Royal Highness is a guest of the Victoria Highland Games Associationand is attending the 150th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic FestivalMay 18 and May 19 as "Chief of the Games".Prior to his arrival at the Victoria Highland Games, His Royal Highnesshas two days of private engagements in Vancouver.On Friday, May 17 he travels to Victoria. During his stay in Victoria,he will participate in events at Government House, the Victoria HighlandGames and Celtic Festival, CFB Esquimalt and attend several privatefunctions in the Victoria area.Following are events of the working visit open to media coverage.Time Activity Site Media Contact----------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday, May 17VictoriaDinner hosted by Lieutenant-Governor, GovernmentHon. Judith Guichon, at Government HouseHouse. Kathryn LeSueur778 679 56267:00 p.m. Media Arrive at Government House(East Entrance)7:20 p.m. Media escorted into Ballroom7:30 p.m. Event BeginsOfficial party piped into BallroomRemarks by HRH Duke of YorkSaturday, May 18The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award GovernmentCeremony at Government House. HouseKathryn LeSueur778 679 56269:30 a.m. Media Arrive at Government House(Front Entrance)10:00 a.m. Event Begins, Official party pipedinto BallroomPresentation of AwardsRemarks by HRH Duke of YorkVictoria Highland Games and Celtic Doug BlackieFestival, Topaz Park. VictoriaHighlandGames778 679 4461
 11:00 a.m. Media arrive Victoria Highland GamesGate 311:15 a.m. Gate 3 at Topaz Avenue Closed11:30 a.m. Media in position for OpeningCeremonies forCeltic Festival and Heavy EventChallenge (Upper Heavy Events Field -fixed media position)Contact D. Blackie upon arrival11:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies for the CelticFestival and Heavy Event ChallengeHRH Duke of York participates inOpening CeremonyRoyal SaluteInspection of the 100-person guardfrom the Royal Canadian NavyRemarks by HRH Duke of YorkHRH Duke of York views eventsSunday, May 19Victoria Highland Games and Celtic, Doug BlackieFestival, Topaz Park. VictoriaHighlandGames778 679 446111:00 a.m. Media arrive Victoria Highland GamesGate 111:15 a.m. Gate 1 at Finlayson Road Closed Doug BlackieVictoriaHighlandGames778 679 446111:45 a.m. Media in position for OpeningCeremonies(Main Stage on Lower Field nearBlanshard Ave)Fixed media positionContact D. Blackie upon arrival12:00 Ceremony with Parade, Pipe Bands andp.m.(Noon) Mass FlingOpening of Games by HRH Duke of York,Honorary Chief of the GamesWelcome by DignitariesRemarks by HRH Duke of YorkHRH Duke of York views events12:40 p.m. HRH Duke of York presents Awards4:15 p.m. HRH Duke of York presents Awards

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