Oct. 12, 2002
DIEPPE (CNB) -- Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh wrapped up their visit to New Brunswick today, greeting thousands of New Brunswickers at stops in Sussex, Moncton and Dieppe.
The Queen and the Duke left Fredericton mid-morning by Canadian Forces CH-146 Griffon helicopter for Sussex. They were accompanied on the trip by Premier Bernard Lord, Diane Lord, federal Labour Minister Claudette Bradshaw and Doug Bradshaw.
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The Queen and The Duke attended a public ceremony at Sussex Elementary School and greeted the children and spectators. While at the school, the Queen unveiled a plaque commemorating the official opening of a new wing and participated in the virtual planting of a tree. The virtual planting was viewed online through the Community Access Network of Connect NB Branché.
From the school, the Queen and the Duke attended an agricultural exhibition at Princess Louise Park in Sussex, which was attended by more thousands of spectators. The Queen and the Duke viewed an equestrian show and a number of exhibits before the Queen unveiled a plaque to officially name the new Golden Jubilee Hall.
The Queen and the Duke left Sussex by Griffon helicopter for Moncton. They attended a private luncheon hosted by the federal government at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton before proceeding to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Town of Dieppe, where the Queen unveiled a monument to the former Léger Corner Airfield. The celebration took place at the Greater Moncton Airport, where about 2,000 spectators were on hand to say goodbye to the Queen.
Prior to her departure for Ottawa, the Queen officially opened the terminal at the airport. The Queen and the Duke will spend three days in the Ottawa area, departing for the United Kingdom the morning of Oct. 15.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Tim Porter, director of media relations, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-2548; Nathalie Haché, Communications New Brunswick, 506-457-4999.