May 18, 2005: Harper & Martin in Regina to meet Queen
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CTV Television, Inc.
SHOW: CTV NEWS
May 18, 2005, Wednesday 23:00:00 - 23:30:00 Eastern Time
LENGTH: 320 words
HEADLINE: The Royal visit
ANCHOR: LLOYD ROBERTSON
LLOYD ROBERTSON: Barely two days in Canada, and the Queen and
Prince Philip have already been exposed to foul weather, political drama, and
even possibly a breach of protocol. But it was all taken in stride today as
Regina staged the official welcome for the royal tour. CTV's Jill Macyshon
JILL MACYSHON [Reporter]: They came clutching carnations and cameras.
Ignoring the driving rain, 3,000 people gathered to see the Queen.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: This is a very special event. There's a lot of us that
deeply love the lady.
MACYSHON: Despite the weather, the Queen and Prince Philip arrived in an
open carriage, each clutching an umbrella. On a rain-soaked red carpet, the
Queen expressed her happiness in returning to Canada.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II: My mother once said that this country felt like a home
away from home for the Queen of Canada. Ladies and gentlemen, six decades
later it, still does.
MACYSHON: The Prime Minister wouldn't talk politics and steered clear of his
rival. Stephen Harper was also in town for the royal visit. Paul Martin made two
slip-ups. As he recovered his step, he put his hand on the Queen's back,
normally a big no-no in royal protocol. The Queen seemed unphased and broke
into a grin with the unveiling of a grand statue of her favourite horse, Burmese.
The horse raised and trained in Saskatchewan by the RCMP, and given as a gift
in 1969. The Queen rode Burmese during all of her birthday celebrations and
after the horse was retired, she attended all future celebrations for 18 years.
It's said after the horse was retired, she attended all future celebrations in a
carriage. From the legislature, the royal couple made their way to the nearby
town of Lumsden. There, they were served lunch in a very Canadian venue, a
hockey rink. The whirlwind tour continues Thursday in Saskatoon. Jill
Macyshon, CTV News, Regina.
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SHOW: CANADA AM
May 19, 2005, Thursday 07:15:50 - 07:18:30 Eastern Time
LENGTH: 512 words
HEADLINE: A rainy Regina welcomes the Queen
ANCHOR: Ravi Baichwal
GUEST: Pat Fiacco, Mayor of Regina
BAICHWAL: In the middle of all this political drama, the
Queen is visiting Canada. Queen Elizabeth will be in Saskatoon
today for a Centennial arts gala. She will be sharing the stage
with some big Canadian names who of course call Saskatchewan home,
among them singer Joni Mitchell, CTV's "Corner Gas" star Brent
Butt, actor Leslie Nielsen as well.
Now, yesterday the Queen and Prince Philip touched down in Regina.
They were greeted by some 3,000 people in the rain, including both
Prime Minister Paul Martin and opposition leader Stephen Harper.
And the mayor of Regina was also there. And Pat Fiacco joins us now
from Regina where all eyes, if they're not on Ottawa, are. They are
Regina - The Queen City is ready to receive the Royals.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are scheduled
to arrive in Regina at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, flying nonstop from
London on a Canadian Forces CC-150 Airbus.
After being greeted by Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, Prime
Minster Paul Martin, Lt.-Gov. Lynda Haverstock and Premier Lorne
Calvert, the Royal couple will attend a ceremony inside the First
Nations University of Canada, where there will be a tribute to
Second World War Canadian soldiers of First Nations ancestry,
followed by the presentation of several gifts to the Queen.
They will then go by car to the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson
Plaza for a short media reception and a meeting with the prime
The official welcome to Canada and Saskatchewan takes place
Wednesday morning at the Legislative Building, when the Queen and
Duke are scheduled to arrive in a landau at 10:55 a.m. They will
inspect an honour guard and watch a flypast of military aircraft
before hearing remarks by the prime minister and premier.
From there, the Queen will unveil a garden and the golden
jubilee equestrian statue of herself riding the horse Burmese,
born and raised in Saskatchewan, and meet sculptor Susan Velder.
The Queen will then enter the Legislative Building and
unveil a plaque giving a committees room a First Nations name and
view portraits of former lieutenants-governor in the building's
Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh will be inspecting the site
of the Saskatchewan War Memorial, and will turn the sod for it at
The Queen and Duke are slated to reunite in the rotunda of
the Legislative Building to unveil a new centennial mural by Air
Ronge artist Roger Jerome.
Shortly after noon, they will depart for a luncheon in
Lumsden Sports Centre. There, Premier Lorne Calvert will present
the Queen with a book saluting Saskatchewan's heritage buildings
and announce two scholarships.
On Thursday, the Royal visitors go to the RCMP's Depot
Division for a mid-afternoon ceremony saluting the force's fallen
Next, they are scheduled to fly to Saskatoon for a tour of
the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron and the
Lieutenant-Governor's Centennial Celebration of the Arts gala at
Credit Union Centre. They are expected to return to Regina that
Late Friday morning, the Duke of Edinburgh will visits a
Ducks Unlimited conservation project on the southeast edge of
Regina, then go to a fundraising luncheon at the Wascana Country
Club, where he will be presenting awards to nine conservation
Meanwhile, the Queen will go to the recently expanded
Government House for its official opening.
The Royal visitors will be reunited at a luncheon at the
Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts before leaving by air for a
two-day "private retreat". Their destination might be the
best-kept secret in Saskatchewan, though past royal visitors have
been given time off in places as diverse as an island in northern
Saskatchewan and a large cottage in the Qu'Appelle Valley.
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