Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 01, 2007 17:20 ET

Media Advisory: Senate Ceremony to Launch Veterans' Week 2007

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2007) - Media are invited to attend a special ceremony with the Honourable Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Speaker pro tempore of the Senate of Canada and the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, to officially launch Veterans' Week 2007.

Event: Veterans' Week 2007 Senate Ceremony

Date: Friday, November 2, 2007

Time: 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Location: The Senate of Canada
Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario

Veterans, Royal Military College Cadets and Canadian Forces Representatives who have recently returned from serving in Afghanistan will also attend the ceremony.

During Veterans' Week, November 5 to 11, Canadians, especially youth, will be encouraged to learn about our Veterans and their experiences, share what they learn with their peers and carry the torch of remembrance to future generations.

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Note to Editors: This will be a pooled event for broadcasters; contact Collin Lafrance at the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 for more information. Media attendance is for journalists and photographers accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery. For those requiring temporary accreditation please contact Collin Lafrance at 613-992-6517.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Communications Directorate, Senate of Canada
    Jean-Pierre Morin
    Communications Officer