CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

June 26, 2009 12:24 ET

Media Advisory: Local Media Invited to Join Minister Gail Shea on Tour of Exhibit Featuring Canada's Assistance to Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - On Saturday, June 27, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont, Prince Edward Island, the Honourable Gail Shea will tour an exhibit that highlights Canada's civilian and military assistance to Afghanistan, on display to the public at the Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights through to July 1,2009.

Minister Shea will tour the exhibit with a civilian official who recently returned from a one-year assignment working in Afghanistan. (Media availability will follow the tour).



DATE: Saturday, June 27, 2009

TIME: 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Canada Pavilion at the Festival of Lights
Confederation Landing Park (parking lot)
Founder's Hall
6 Prince Street (Access to the Pavilion via the Prince Street
entrance)


The Afghanistan360 exhibit will be on public display in various locations across Canada between now and 2011. For the schedule of confirmed exhibit locations, click on the Afghanistan360 button found at www.afghanistan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • In Charlottetown:
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Lucas Robinson
    Media Relations
    Cellular: 819-921-1724
    or
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    819-953-6534
    media@acdi-cida.gc.ca