Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 26, 2010 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Introduce Ad Campaign to Mark the End of an Era

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2010) - Media are invited to attend an advertisement launch with the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture). The advertisement was created to encourage Canadians to participate in commemorative activities marking the "end of an era" on April 9, 2010. 

Location: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
   
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
   
Time: 10:00 a.m.

This announcement follows the recent passing of John "Jack" Babcock, Canada's last known First World War Veteran.

Media who are interested in attending should contact staff of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-4511.

To learn more about the End of an Era tribute campaign and the First World War, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    613-992-3465
    Cell: 613-608-3252