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On Monday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Safework SA 2020 Augusta Zadow Awards ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at a function hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia to announce the winners of the 4 categories involved in the Australian of the Year Awards program who will go on to represent South Australia for the national award.

On Saturday morning at the Korean War Memorial, Hindmarsh, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and addressed the gathering at the 67th Anniversary Cessation of Hostilities Memorial Service organised by Korea & South East Asia Forces Association of Australia - South Australia Branch.

In the afternoon at West Beach, the Governor presented awards and officially opened the 2020/21 Sailing Season of the Adelaide Sailing Club.

On Friday morning at Wayville, His Excellency the Governor presented the 2020 Governor’s Trophies for the Best South Australian Red and White Wines in Show at a function hosted by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Thebarton, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened Novita’s new Novitatech Assistive Technology Centre followed by a tour of the facility.

In the afternoon in Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and, together with Dr James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year and Founder & Chairman of Sight For All, unveiled a mural to celebrate World Sight Day 2020.

On Wednesday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the year 12 student leader reception organised by the Department for Education.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia, followed by a luncheon.  Other guests included Ms Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France; Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre; Ms Yarmila Alfonzetti, Executive Director, State Opera South Australia; Ms Elaine Chia, Executive Director, Adelaide Festival; Ms Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia; and Mr Cedric Peltier, Economic and Co-operation Officer, Consul of France.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the 30th anniversary of Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and the Utopia Women exhibition launch 'Atnwengerrp - Our Apmere, Our Place'.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le received Mrs Juliet Brown OAM, Chair, and Mrs Linda Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Catherine House.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Port Adelaide Football Club’s pre-match function followed by the first qualifying final match between Port Adelaide and Geelong.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le undertook a visit to Gawler.

In the morning at the Gawler Civic Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Ms Karen Redman, Mayor, and Mr Henry Inat, Chief Executive Officer, Town of Gawler, and Council Members, who then accompanied the Governor and Mrs Le during their visit.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Gawler Aquatic Centre, met with staff and toured the redeveloped amenities.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le undertook a briefing and tour of the development and construction at Springwood.

In the afternoon at the Exchange Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function and met with Presidents of various Gawler Service and Sporting Clubs.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le toured Willo’s Men’s Shed and met with committee members and discussed current projects.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le met with management and volunteers of Gawler Community House before returning to Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Taperoo, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service organised by the South Australia Police.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor placed a phone call to Ms Annette Shun Wah, Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre - OzAsia Festival.

In the evening, the Governor received The Honourable John Dawkins MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Later at Payneham, the Governor addressed the guests at the joint meeting of Rotary Clubs in the Eastern Suburbs.

On Monday morning in the Grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Bay to Birdwood and presented trophies to the winners of the 2020 Preservation Awards and Concours d’Elegance.

On Saturday morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their visit to the Yorke Peninsula where, accompanied by His Worship Mr Darren Braund, Mayor, and Ms Kate Martin, Fire Recovery Coordinator, Yorke Peninsula Council; and Mrs Karen Warren, Blazeaid Coordinator, and Mr Graham Warren, they toured fire affected areas including Yorketown, Honiton and Edithburgh.

In the afternoon at Honiton, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque on the new stone monument at a fire commemoration ceremony in recognition of the pioneers/pastoralists of the Honiton agricultural area founded in 1869 and to acknowledge the courage of locals and the wider community and Emergency Services during and after the 2019 fire.

Afterwards at the Light Church, Edithburgh, the Governor and Mrs Le met with staff and volunteers from the Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army, Country Fire Service, South Australia Police, Primary Industries and Resources SA, Wellbeing SA, SA Primary Health Network and Weaners Flat Agricultural Bureau, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

On Friday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Mr Ian Nightingale, Industry Advocate.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le departed for the Yorke Peninsula to visit areas affected by the bushfires late last year.

In the evening at Point Turton, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Worship Mr Darren Braund, Mayor, and Mrs Kerry Braund; and Mr Andrew Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Yorke Peninsula Council.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson AM to be Governor’s Deputy from the afternoon of Friday 25 September until the evening of Saturday 26 September 2020.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at the University of South Australia, the Governor addressed the participants at the Leaders Institute of South Australia’s 2020 Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program Session.

 

On Wednesday in Auslan via video message His Excellency the Governor participated in the Auslan Community Leaders Challenge as part of International Day of Sign Languages and National Week of Deaf people.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Later in the morning, the Governor undertook a visit to the City of Charles Sturt, where he met with Her Worship Ms Angela Evans, Mayor, and Mr Paul Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, City of Charles Sturt, who then accompanied the Governor during his visit.  The Governor visited the Bowden Information and Sales Centre and was briefed on the Bowden Development and Plant 4.

Afterwards at Woodville, the Governor visited the Hospital Research Foundation and was updated on the Woodville Road Streetscape Project; followed by briefings on the WEST Development, new Council Hub and Oval at West Lakes.

In the afternoon at West Beach, the Governor was briefed on developments surrounding West Beach and the River Torrens Breakout Creek project at Henley Beach South.

Afterwards the Governor visited the St Clair Development, wetlands and Recreation Precinct before returning to Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Glenside, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and presented certificates at the Adelaide Central School of Art Graduation Ceremony.

On Monday morning at The Mill Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor viewed Ms Evie Massiotis’ SALA exhibition Xenitia.

In the evening at the University of Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2020 Tall Poppy and Unsung Heroes of South Australian Science Awards ceremony hosted by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

On Sunday afternoon at Mile End South, His Excellency the Governor participated in the official launch of the Milang Marine Search and Rescue Squadron and christening of the new rescue vessel ‘Freemason’.

On Friday evening at Adelaide Festival Theatre, His Excellency the Governor attended a performance by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests in Auslan via video message at a Silent Breakfast organised by the Can:Do Group.

Later the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Dr John Brayley, Chief Psychiatrist; Ms Liz Prowse, Director of Policy, Planning & Safety; and Ms Carmen Hofhuis, representative from the Lived Experience Reference Group, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist.

In the afternoon at Botanic Park, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the celebration of the reopening of the Starlight Children's Foundation Healthier Futures Initiative.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Josh Teague MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable John Dawkins MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Later in the day, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Bravery Medals.

On Tuesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Australian Corrections Medals.

On Saturday morning at The Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute at the Battle of Britain commemoration service, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, the Governor attended a function to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received The Honourable Bruce Lander QC, former Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and Judicial Conduct Commissioner, and Mrs Elizabeth Lander, followed by a dinner.

On Wednesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Australian Fire Service Medals and an Emergency Services Medal.

On Tuesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Australian Police and Public Service Medals.

During the afternoon the Governor received members of the House of Assembly for the presentation of the new Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Later the Governor received members of the Legislative Council for the presentation of the new President of the Legislative Council.

On Sunday morning at the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute at the Australasian Soldiers Dardanelles Cenotaph commemorative service, organised by Veterans SA.

On Saturday morning at the Animal Welfare League of South Australia, Wingfield, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at the official opening of the Animal Care Centre, followed by a tour of the premises.

On Wednesday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Jim Hazel, Chairman, and Ms Christine Zeitz, Deputy Chair, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust; and Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday afternoon, at The Adelaide Club, His Excellency the Governor attended a function for members who have gained recognition in their field by receiving an Australian Honour.

On Monday afternoon, at Government House, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Her Worship Mrs Eleanor Scholz, Mayor, and Mr Alan McGuire, Chief Executive Officer, Wudinna District Council.