Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 07, 2009 15:13 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Thompson to Attend National Peacekeepers' Day Ceremony in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thomspon, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will attend the seventh annual Peacekeepers' Day Ceremony in Peacekeepers' Park, August 9, 2009.

With the passing of Bill C-287 in 2008, August 9 was officially designated as National Peacekeepers' Day. Every year on August 9, those currently serving in peace support operations, those who have served, and those who have died serving are honoured through events and activities across Canada. Canadian peacekeepers help bring sustainable peace and security to countries devastated by conflict. Canada's armed forces, Canadian diplomats, the RCMP, provincial and municipal police forces and civilians all take part in peacekeeping efforts.

Location: Peacekeepers' Park, Garrison Green
Peacekeepers' Way Southwest at Dallaire Avenue Southwest
Calgary, Alberta

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Heather MacDonald
    A/Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications