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Highlights from the 2017 Royal Tour

July 6, 2017

On June 29th Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, landed in Iqaluit, Nunavut to kick off a three day visit to Canada.

After addressing the crowd and speaking a few words in Inuktitut, The Prince met with community groups working towards preserving and revitalizing Indigenous languages.

Accompanied by Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna, His Royal Highness met with members of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) language committee to discuss their progress in standardizing the Inuit writing system. They had previously met in December 2016 while on a study tour of Wales where the group visited academics, government officials and artists to learn about the successful revitalization of the Welsh language.

He also met with Mike Parkhill of SayItFirst who works with PCC on producing childrens’ books in Indigenous languages.  The Prince was shown an Inuktitut children’s book inspired by his own The Old Man of Lochnagar.  Learn more about PCC’s Indigenous languages.

The day’s events were featured on CTV News.

Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur

The following day, June 30th, His Royal Highness visited CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario.

As well as paying tribute to soldiers who died in Afghanistan, he met with five Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE) alumni and their families.

POE is a unique, made-in-Canada program that helps transitioning Canadian military personnel and veterans start their own businesses. The Prince learnt about their businesses and how POE helped support their transition to entrepreneurship.

Watch the story of Bill Hawley, POE graduate, on CBC’s The National or read the article on CBC News

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