Upon their arrival to Jack Poole Plaza, located by the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre the royal couple were greeted by many excited individuals and they took the time to meet and chat with as many as they could before heading to their first engagement at Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program for mothers who are overcoming addiction. A cause that we know The Duchess is very keen about. The couple toured the facility taking part in story time, and learning about a few services that the charity offers, the couple also took the time to speak with mothers who are receiving help from the charity, as well as met with medical staff.
At their next stop of the day Their Royal Highnesses joined Primie Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau at the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, where they met Syrian refugees, volunteers, and staff. The couple met a families and learned how the centre has supported them. To mark their visit Their Royal Highness’s officially opened the Edith Lando playground for the children at the centre.
From there the couple went to Central Vancouver for a youth reception at the Foyer of the Telus Garden Building in Downtown Vancouver. They met young adults who are leaders in Canadian arts, music, charity, sport, business and film.
They finished off a packed day with a visit to the Kitsilano Coastguard station, where they met members of the police, fire service and social workers, before leaving on the Coast Guard’s hovercraft and flying back to Victoria.