Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 01, 2010 12:12 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Media are invited to attend an announcement with the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), as he unveils the Government of Canada's plans to mark the end of an era.

Location: Vimy Gallery, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
   
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
   
Time: 2:00 p.m.

This announcement follows the recent passing of John "Jack" Babcock, Canada's last known First World War Veteran. Veterans, Canadian Forces members and students are invited to attend as the Minister unveils plans to honour the sacrifices and achievements of this generation of Canadians. Their contributions, nearly a century ago, laid the foundation for the democratic and free country we live in today 

To learn more about 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