On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, the Honourable Judith Guichon,
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, commences a four-day trip to the East Kootenay Region.
She will visit Radium, Invermere, Fairmont Hot Springs, Canal Flats, Fernie, Elkford, Sparwood, Kimberley and Cranbrook. Her visit to Kimberley will be the morning of Thursday, September 5.
In Kimberley, Her Honour will visit McKim Middle School to address the students at an assembly. She will then head up to Garden View Village and will have tea with the residents.
At 10:30 a.m. there will be a community gathering whichis open to the public in the Platzl.
The Honourable Judith Guichon was sworn-in as the 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on November 2, 2012. Prior to this appointment she owned and operated Gerard Guichon Ranch Limited in the Nicola Valley in the British Columbia Interior. The Guichon family has ranched in the area since 1878 and Her Honour’s father-in-law was awarded the Order of Canada in 1974 for his leadership in Cattleman’s Associations and his contribution to agriculture in Canada. Her four children now manage the ranch with a 700-head cow-calf and 700-yearling operation.
Her Honour studied Holistic Management, a farming method which promotes sustainable management of livestock by emphasizing their natural habitat. Along with her late husband, commercial pilot Lawrence Guichon, she introduced Holistic Management to the ranchers of British Columbia.