During this holiday season, beautiful natural Christmas trees are lighting up the state areas of the official residences thanks to a donation from the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association (CCTGA). The Canadian-grown Fraser firs, ranging from 3 to 3.6 metres (10 to 12 feet) in height, are from the Ottawa area.
The Christmas trees, which were recently installed and decorated, are a wonderful addition to the seasonal decorations at the official residences. The National Capital Commission (NCC) is proud of and thankful for this nine-year tradition of collaboration with the CCTGA.
The NCC installed Christmas trees at Rideau Hall, historic home and workplace of the governor general of Canada; 24 Sussex Drive, official residence of the prime minister of Canada; Stornoway, official residence of the leader of the Opposition; the Farm, official residence of the speaker of the House of Commons; and 7 Rideau Gate, Canada’s official “guest house.”
The NCC is the federal Crown corporation mandated to manage Canada’s official residencesin the Capital Region. In that capacity, the NCC is responsible for long-term planning, capital works, property management, curatorial and interior design, grounds maintenance, and floral services for the official residences.