City announces a visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and her husband Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven to Burlington in May

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May 1st, 2017



The city will never be the same.

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, will pay an official visit to Canada from May 13 to 16, 2017. They will visit Brampton, Stratford, Goderich, Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto.

Princess margriet - NetherlandsPrincess Margriet and Professor van Vollenhoven will talk to Burlington elementary students involved in the Mundialization committee’s Apeldoorn art and letter exchange program and high school students from Burlington that connect with Apeldoorn students and exchange visits to learn more about each other’s culture and history.

The Princess and her husband live in Burlington’s twin city of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.
The official visit to Canada is to deepen and foster the valuable friendship between Canada and the Netherlands and to remember the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. Mayor Goldring will host the princess and her husband at a number of events in her honour:

A private visit with local students, including an Apeldoorn and Burlington student artwork display
A private Burlington Teen Tour Band performance
A tree-planting ceremony and plaque unveiling
A reception with local veterans

Residents are invited to the tree-planting ceremony at Apeldoorn Park on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. The event includes a plaque unveiling and greetings from Mayor Goldring and Princess Margriet. Local members of federal and provincial parliament, Halton Region and Burlington City Council will attend.

The Brant Street Pier will be lit orange during the evening of the official visit.

Burlington’s Mundialization Committee manages Burlington’s twin city relationships with Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and Itabashi, Japan. The committee strives to connect Burlington to the world through events and initiatives and to promote the City of Burlington as “A World Community” dedicated to the United Nations’ philosophy of peaceful co-operation among the peoples of the world and to encourage community understanding of different cultures global issues.

Princess+Margriet+2012+London+Paralympics in orange

Princess Margriet at the 2012 London Paralympics – they all wear orange.

There will probably be a run on any male of female clothing that is orange – the Dutch national colour.
With a Princess about to grace the city – can a Prince and future King be far behind?

Where will the couple stay – what do we have that is acceptable accommodation for Royalty.  That means her Highness might get to experience Canadian traffic grid.

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