Program for the celebration in honour of the Coronation of King Charles III

144, Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
May 6, 2023

“I’ve seen what makes this country truly great. Her people and what they stand for. Outward-looking, big-hearted, and embodying Canada’s inherently global values.”

His Majesty King Charles III
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 17, 2022

Opening remarks

Donald Booth
Canadian Secretary to The King

Emmanuelle Sajous
Assistant Deputy Minister
Department of Canadian Heritage


Albert Dumont
Algonquin Spiritual Advisor

Poet, writer, storyteller and artist from the Algonquin Nation of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Albert Dumont has dedicated his life to promoting Indigenous spirituality and healing, and to protecting Indigenous rights.

Drum Circle

Eagle River Singers

Eagle River Singers is a traditional drum group that consists of Algonquin men from the communities of Kitigan Zibi and Barriere Lake. The group is named after the river that runs through the territory of both communities.


Farah Alibay
Aerospace Engineer

Daughter of immigrant parents from Madagascar, Farah Alibay grew up in Quebec. Today, she is renowned for her illustrious career in aerospace engineering. She is active in her community and a champion of volunteer involvement. Farah Alibay is an inspiration for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Musical performance

Vol de nuit
Florence K

Hailing from Quebec, Florence K displays a multilingual and multidisciplinary repertoire that expresses a great cultural richness. She has earned several awards for her 10 albums over the years.

Poetry performance

To a Dreamer in a Modern World
Sabrina Benaim

A poet from Toronto, Sabrina Benaim is known for casting a bright and understanding light on current social issues. Her poem To a Dreamer in a Modern World is an ode to the environment.


The unveilings mark the Coronation of a new Monarch and the change of reign.

Marie Lemay
President and CEO
Royal Canadian Mint

The Honourable Helena Jaczek, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Jo-Anne Polak
Senior Vice-President
Corporate and Employee Communications
Canada Post

The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., C.O.M., M.P.
President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and
Minister of Emergency Preparedness

Samy Khalid
Chief Herald of Canada
Canadian Heraldic Authority

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., K.C., M.P.
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Musical performance

Introduction by
The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Rural Economic Development

In the Nick of Time
Inn Echo
Traditional musical group

Formed in Prince Edward Island, Inn Echo personifies the richness of diversity. Their dynamic and distinctive music invites a confident and hopeful gaze towards the future.

Royal anthem

The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces Serenade of Strings

O Canada

Ottawa Regional Youth Choir

The Ottawa Regional Youth Choir was founded in 1982 to challenge and inspire youth of the Ottawa region to attain excellence in vocal performance.

21-Gun salute

30th Field Artillery Regiment

Royal Canadian Artillery

Closing remarks


Live painting
Dominic Laporte

Ottawa-based muralist and illustrator Dominic Laporte combines traditional and mixed-media techniques. His work focuses on themes exploring the natural world and the symbiotic relationships to be found within it.

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