Series GR-3628 - Official visit records

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Official visit records

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  • 1987 - 1991 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Office of Protocol

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16 cm of textual records

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The Office of Protocol leads and coordinates ceremonial, protocol and diplomatic activities for the B.C. Government. It seeks to maintain internationally-recognized rules of diplomatic conduct, introduction, professional courtesies and the appropriate use of national symbols.

The Office of Protocol provides the following services for the Government of B.C.:

Advises on all matters of protocol and precedence, provincial symbols and the use of the name of the province for a company or organization.

Plans and conducts official ceremonies such as the Opening of the Legislature and Cabinet swearing-in ceremonies.

Plans and conducts official visits to B.C. for members of the Royal Family, the Governor General, heads of state and government, foreign ministers, heads of diplomatic missions and other distinguished visitors.

Acts as the principal government contact for the Consular Corps of B.C.

Coordinates birthday and wedding anniversary congratulatory messages from The Queen, the Premier and others.

Manages the Order of British Columbia and the British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship.

Provides information and advice on flag protocol and flying flags at half-mast.

(Information current to 2017-07-01)

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The series consists of records related to official visits to British Columbia. These records document the planning and coordination of official visits to the province by the Sovereign, members of the British Royal Family, foreign heads of state and heads of government.

The records provide information about how the standards and conventions regarding the visits of high ranking state and government officials evolve over time. The records also provide evidence about the planning and administration of these visits.

The series relates to the ORCs classification for Heads of state/government visits (51600-20).

The series includes correspondence, invitation lists, itineraries, news clippings, and background research, among other records.

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Transferred by the Office of the Premier and Cabinet Office, Office of Protocol, on 2016-08-17.


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Accession number(s): 92-1744, 92-6890

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