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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 19, 2009. Ottawa, Canada daytrip

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009

Tomorrow morning, President Obama will travel to Ottawa, Canada. The departure from the South Lawn is open press.

Upon arrival in Ottawa, the President will meet with Governor General of Canada Michaƫlle Jean in the Canada Reception Centre at the Ottawa International Airport. Following the meeting, he will travel to Parliament Hill, where he will be met by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Parliament officials. They will hold a sit-down meeting in the Prime Minister's office and then have a working lunch. In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister will hold a joint press availability, which will be open press.

The President will then depart Parliament Hill and travel to the Ottawa International Airport, where he will meet with Leader of the Official Opposition Michael Ignatieff. Afterwards, he will meet with US Embassy employees and their families, before departing Ottawa to return to Andrews Air Force Base.

The President will return to the Washington DC in the evening. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.


Intown Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: New York Times
Radio: Talk Radio
Magazine Photo: Newsweek

Out of Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: ABC
Magazine Photo: Newsweek


EST

8:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-Set 8:30AM - Final Call 8:45AM - Gather at the North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Ottawa, Canada
Air Force One
Out of Town Travel Pool (Call Time 7:30AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa International Airport
Open Press

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Governor General of Canada Michaƫlle Jean
Billy Bishop Room, Ottawa International Airport
Pool Spray

11:40AM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Parliament Hill and is greeted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Parliament officials
Rotunda
Pool Spray

11:45AM THE PRESIDENT signs guest books
Rotunda
Pre-set Pool

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
Limited Pool Spray

12:55PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have a working lunch
Senate Dining Room
Closed Press

2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Stephen Harper hold joint press availability
Reading Room
Open Press

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs Parliament Hill
Rotunda
Pre-set Pool Coverage

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Leader of the Official Opposition Michael Ignatieff
Billy Bishop Room, Ottawa International Airport
Pool Spray

4:20PM THE PRESIDENT meets with US Embassy employees and family members
Ottawa International Airport
Closed Press

5:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Ottawa, Canada en route Andrews Air Force Base
Air Force One
Out of Town Travel Pool

6:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base
Out of Town Travel Pool

7:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at The White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-Set 6:30PM - Final Call 6:45PM - Gather at the North Doors of the Palm Room)



BRIEFING SCHEDULE

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will gaggle on Air Force One.

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2 Comments

Go OBAMA you ROCK boy.

When I first heard of Barack Obama, I was a skeptic, however, the more I got to know him the more I admire and respect him. I am drawn to him because he exposes his human side, he is very respectful of all individuals even if he does not agree with you, he is very candid about who he is, and he is very warm and welcoming. He is also very refined and presents himself as a statesman.

These qualities help to mold him as a leader with great potential.

May God continue to bless him and his family.

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