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 of the UNB president and descendents of Fathers of Confederation to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother during the 1967 Canadian 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 luncheon provided by the Province of New Brunswick followed at which Premier Louis J. Robichaud presented Her Majesty with a gift from the province. The visit on campus ended at 2:30 with a departure for Odell Park.

Notes: After visits to Odell Park and Camp Gagetown, Her Majesty returned to Saint John where the HMY Britannia was berthed. The next day was a  visit St. Andrews and Campobello Island.


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

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