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During the day, students from St John’s Grammar School toured Government House.

On Saturday afternoon at Oakbank, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented a trophy at the Oakbank Racing Club’s 2021 Easter Racing Carnival.

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

Afterwards, the Governor addressed the students at the Adelaide High School International Understandings Assembly.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Wolfgang Lukas Strohmayer, Ambassador of Austria, and Mrs Natalie Strohmayer; Mr Karl Hartleb, Austrian Trade Commissioner; and Ms Susi Tegen, Honorary Consul of Austria, followed by a luncheon.

On Wednesday morning at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the centenary commemoration service of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at an event in commemoration of the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force, and afterwards launched the books The Royal Australian Air Force in South Australia by Mr Peter Ingman and South Australian Eagles by Group Captain Greg Weller.

On Tuesday morning, His Excellency the Governor undertook a visit to the City of West Torrens, where he met with Mr Michael Coxon, Mayor and Mr Terry Buss PSM, Chief Executive Officer, City of West Torrens, and toured the Council Chambers and briefed on current and future projects.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by the Mayor and Mr Buss, toured the facilities at Weigall Oval, followed by a tour of the City of West Torrens Works Depot.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner.  Guests included Mr Peter Tsokas, Chairperson, Australia Day Council of South Australia and Mrs Mary Tsokas; Ms Isobel Marshall, 2021 Young Australian of the Year and Mr Nicholas Edwardes; Ms Tanya Hosch, South Australian Finalist South Australian of the Year and Mr Andrew Hosch, and Professor Richard Bruggemann, South Australian Finalist South Australian Senior of the Year.

During the day, students from East Torrens Primary School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at the University of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor attended a ceremony in honour of Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC, and the renaming of the Cancer Research Institute to The Bradley Building, on the occasion of the 30-year milestone of the University.

In the afternoon the Governor officially launched the research report 'Refugees Rejuvenating and Connecting Communities' prepared by the University of South Australia and Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at Pinky Flat, the Governor addressed the gathering at the official opening ceremony of Indofest Adelaide 2021 organised by the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia.

On Saturday evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function "Our Air Force Heros" to commemorate the Royal Australian Air Force Centenary.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le received a Paul Harris Fellow Certificate of Recognition from Mrs Barbara Wheatcroft, Chairperson of Women In Rotary District 9500 & District 9520, on behalf of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Junji Shimada, Consul-General of Japan; Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide, and Ms Laura Hughes, Political and Economic Analyst, Consulate-General of Japan, followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering and unveiled a plaque at the opening of the new Meals on Wheels building at Hilton.

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

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received His Excellency Mr Paul Larsen, Ambassador of Norway.

Later at St Peter's Cathedral, Mrs Le attended the Lady Day service of The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended the Hutt Street Centre’s annual business function.

In the evening at Pasadena, the Governor participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Wildflowers Café and Centennial Park Function Rooms.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea to thank those who assisted with the recent event held in the grounds of Government House in celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Andrew Nunn, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur and Mrs Alex Dimos, and Mr Jim Whalley and Ms Melinda O'Leary, followed by a dinner.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, undertook a visit to RAAF Base Edinburgh, where the Governor inspected the Honour Guard and military dogs, followed by a visit to the Air Warfare Centre for a briefing. 

The Governor then undertook a flight a by PC-21 aircraft, while Mrs Le met with Australian Defence Force family members at the Defence Community Centre.

After the flight, the Governor was joined by Mrs Le at the Aircraft Research and Development Unit Hangar to be presented with a pennant, before returning to Government House.

On Monday at Netherby, His Excellency the Governor addressed the students at the Unley High School Assembly.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Top 40 List of SA Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

On Sunday afternoon at North Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Veterans Archery Family Day hosted by Archery South Australia.

Afterwards at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Navy League of Australia – South Australia Division’s annual function.

On Saturday morning at Torrensville, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Thai Festival hosted by the Thai-Australian Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre and the OzAsia Festival.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Stephen Lysaght, Consul-General of the United Kingdom; Ms Catriona Boyd, Deputy Consul-General and Mr Mark Lovesey, Consul, British Consulate-General in Victoria; and Mr Ian Smith, Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom in South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the keynote address at the National Young Leaders Day organised by Halogen Australia Pty Ltd.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor addressed the gathering at the 2021 St Patrick’s Day Celebration organised by the Irish Australian Association.

In the evening at the Santos Conservation Centre, Mrs Le attended the book launch of ‘Flying with Cranes (and other stories)’ by Ms Heather Caddick.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted the annual Celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards for 2020.

On Monday evening His Excellency the Governor participated in the SA Health Covid-19 Vaccination Program – Online forum for Multicultural Leaders, hosted by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

On Saturday at the Polish Hill River Community Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the celebrations of the annual Polish Community Lenten Pilgrimage and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Father Leon Rogalski to Australia and the Clare Valley, followed by a mass and tour of the Polish Hill River Church and Museum.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr David Horne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs; Mr Grant Kelley, Chair, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Capital Appeal and Mr Maurice Henderson, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to honour Mr David Gulpilil AM.

Later at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 30th anniversary celebration of Operation Flinders.

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

Later at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the Queen’s 2021 Commonwealth Day Address at a celebration service hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for members of the Executive Council and their partners.

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

Later 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.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Mark Glauser, High Commissioner of Canada, and Mrs Diane Glauser, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the International Baccalaureate.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the running of the 2021 TAB Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse and presented the Adelaide Cup to the winning connections.

On Sunday afternoon at Gilles Plains, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Vietnamese Boat People Monument thank you event.

On Friday evening at Mile End, Mrs Le presented an award and officially opened The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia’s exhibition ‘Nature by Needle’.

During the day the Adelaide Festival hosted 1:1 Concerts in the grounds of Government House.

The gates of Government House will be open to facilitate viewing of The Queen’s statue today and tomorrow from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr David Horne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs; Mr Grant Kelley, Chair, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Capital Appeal and Mr Maurice Henderson, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to honour Mr David Gulpilil AM.

Later at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 30th anniversary celebration of Operation Flinders.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le received Dr Carol Colburn Grigor CBE, Sir Jonathan Mills AO FRSE and Mr Benjamin Ross Divall, followed by a dinner.  Other guests included The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, Mr Andrew Nunn and Ms Alex Dimos, Mr Vincent and Mrs Sandra Ciccarello, and Mr Rodney and Mrs Kim Bruce.

The gates of Government House will be open to facilitate viewing of The Queen’s statue on Saturday 6 March and Sunday 7 March from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.