Backgrounder - Lieutenant Governor Installation Ceremony Details

The installation of Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell takes place in the Chamber of the Alberta Legislature Building on June 12, 2015. The installation and opening ceremonies are approximately 45 minutes in length. Elements include:

  • Fanfare and procession of the Lieutenant Governor-Designate into the Chamber. The fanfare is performed by members of the Royal Canadian Artillery Band. The Lieutenant Governor-Designate will be accompanied by her husband, Doug Mitchell.

  • Invocation delivered by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

  • Singing of the National Anthem, led by George Canyon.

  • Reading of the Commission to appoint the Lieutenant Governor.

  • The Lieutenant Governor-Designate takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office, administered by the Honourable Catherine A. Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta

  • Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, the Honourable Chief Justice and the Honourable Premier Rachel Notley sign the official documents.

  • The Honourable Kathleen Ganley, Provincial Secretary and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General presents the Great Seal of Alberta to the Lieutenant Governor, which the Lieutenant Governor commits back to the safe custody of the Provincial Secretary.

  • The Chief Justice of Alberta invests the Lieutenant Governor as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. (The Lieutenant Governor becomes Chancellor of the Order.)

  • Mr. Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer delivers greetings on behalf of the Government of Canada.

  • The Honourable Premier Notley delivers greetings.

  • Her Honour the Honourable Lieutenant Governor delivers remarks.

  • Singing of the Royal Anthem God Save the Queen, led by Robert Clark.

  • The Lieutenant Governor leaves the Chamber to take part in the closing ceremonies.


Outdoor closing ceremonies include:

  • Royal 15-gun Salute (20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery)

  • Inspection of a 100-person Guard of Honour (1 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry)

  • Ceremonial music performed by members of the Royal Canadian Artillery Band.