Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 04, 2009 12:25 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs to Participate in Events in New Brunswick

BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in several events in New Brunswick on September 5, 2009.

Minister Thompson will address delegates at The Royal Canadian Legion New Brunswick Provincial Command's 79th Convention in Bathurst Saturday morning. The Minister will also participate in the parade and wreath-laying ceremony that afternoon.

Also on Saturday afternoon, Minister Thompson will be in Grande-Anse to announce support from the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program for the restoration of the local cenotaph, as well as 18 other projects across Canada.



Event One: The Royal Canadian Legion New Brunswick Provincial Command's
79th Convention

Location: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18 (Herman J. Good V.C.)
575 St. Peter's Street, Bathurst, New Brunswick

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009

Times: 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
3:45 p.m. Parade and Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Event Two: Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program Announcement

Location: Grande-Anse Town Hall
393 rue Acadie
Grande-Anse, New Brunswick

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649