Royal Visit 1967

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Mrs. John B. McNair; Dr. Colin B. Mackay; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother; and Premier Louis J. Robichaud Record group/Fonds UA PC; Series UA PC 3; Item no. 21f 12 July 1967

Date(s) of occurrence: Wednesday 12 July 1967

Significance: Presentation to Her Majesty of the UNB president and descendents of Fathers of Confederation during the 1967 Centennial Year celebrations.

Summary of event: A presentation to Her Majesty of the UNB president and descendants of the Fathers of Confederation took place at the . Lieutenant-Governor McNair presented Dr. Colin B MacKay to Her Majesty, after which descendents of the Fathers of Confederation were presented to Her Majesty. A provincial luncheon followed at which Her Masjesty received a gift from the province. The Queen Mother was included among the royal visitors. The visit on campus ended at 2:30 with a departure for Odell Park.

Notes: After visits to Odell Park and Camp Gagetown, the royals returned to Saint John where the HMY Britannia was berthed. The Queen Mother was to visit St. Andrews and Campobello Island.


  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), April - September, 1967. Daily Gleaner, 10 July, 1967; Telegraph Journal, 13 July,1967.

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