At 4:03 PM on September 29, 2013, His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor of Canada, and entourage were set to arrive at Culmina Family Estate Winery to honour the Community Foundation of The South Okanagan and Similkameen in their efforts and successes in building strong community programs with donated funds since 1994. The Field Guide was there to document the event in pictures...
The property is secured for the arrival of His Excellency
Council members of the Community Foundation and special guests arrive ahead to greet the Governor General David Johnston
Osoyoos Band Chief Clarence Louie and guest Roxy O'Connell enjoy conversation with Culmina's "Dilemma" in their glass
The board of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan and Similkameen gather with winery owners Don and Elaine Triggs in the new tasting room at Culmina Family Estate Winery moments before the Governor General Arrives
His Excellency, David Lloyd Johnston CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRCPSC is a Canadian academic, author, and statesman who is the current Governor General of Canada, the 28th since Canadian Confederation
Don and Elaine are honoured to greet His Excellency at Culmina Family Estate Winery
... and so are Susan Kelly and Aaron McRann, President and Executive Director, from the local Community Foundation
Sara Triggs being captured here in conversation with His Excellency by the official Photographer to the Governor General
Kxansulaxw Hall welcomes The Governor General and guests with a traditional aboriginal, and very moving and penetrating song - The crowd listens with eyes closed
The Triggs' and His Excellency in their Barrel Room at Culmina
Winemaker Pascal Madevon shares a story with the Governor General
"Official" photographs, or just some personal admiration of our Okanagan grapes?
Documenting the documenter
"... with great admiration for the great people here"
- His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, General Governor of Canada
Congratulations to The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan and Similkameen in your achievements and for this honourable recognition.
Tarynn Liv Parker