Royal Visit 1976
Date(s) of occurrence: 15 July 1976
Significance: Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Summer Olympics in Montreal on 17 July.
Summary of event: On their first evening in Fredericton, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended the provincial dinner held at UNB's McConnell Hall. The Queen, in her only public remarks of the day, praised the biculturalism at work in the province. More than 350 guests attended the dinner. Seated at the head table, in addition to Her Majesty and Prince Philip, were Lieutentant-Governor and Madame Hedard J. Robichaud, Premier Richard B. Hatfield and his sister, Mrs. Gerald Clark, Provincial chief justice J.A. Hughes and Mrs. Hughes.
Notes: The dinner menu included food brought in from areas throughout the province and consisted of Atlantic salmon, potatoes from Carleton County, carrots from Maugerville, fiddleheads from the Miramichi, cucumbers from Mactaquac and strawberries from Restigouche county.
- UNB Scrapbook July - August 1976 (UA RG 100), Daily Gleaner, 15 July 1976.
- UNB Scrapbook July - August 1976 (UA RG 100), Daily Gleaner, 16 July 1976.
- UNB Scrapbook July - August 1976 (UA RG 100), Telegraph Journal, 16 July 1976.