THE HONOURABLE ELIZABETH DOWDESWELL • LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ONTARIO

Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Robert Young at the opening of 150 Stories

Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Robert Young at the opening of 150 Stories

Art matters – in our everyday lives, in our society and in our hearts and minds. At the level of the individual, they stimulate creativity and encourage us to strive for excellence. But our talents, brilliance and vitality also help define us as a province and a nation. They are a powerful means of social cohesion fostering greater understanding and appreciation among diverse cultural traditions.

Robert Young’s arresting exhibition, YOUNG WORLD FACES, holds up a mirror to us reflecting an interdependent global world. Through these Faces, we see vulnerability and triumph – the power of the human spirit. They inspire and nourish the soul.
— The Honuorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Representative of Her Majesty the Queen
Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell commissions Face Of Canada for display at her offices at Queens Park

Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell commissions Face Of Canada for display at her offices at Queens Park

Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Robert Young at The Royal Conservatory of Music

Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Robert Young at The Royal Conservatory of Music


Special Note:

150 Stories

Robert Young is honoured with a special invitation to join 149 prominent Canadians in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Ontario.


About The Honourable Elizabeth Dowedswell: The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell was invested as Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor on September 23, 2014. Her eclectic public service career has spanned provincial, federal, and international borders, and has transcended disciplinary and sectoral lines.

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