Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 26, 2010 16:53 ET

Media Advisory: Students to Proudly Wave the Canadian Flag in the Netherlands

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2010) - Ottawa-area students will gather on Parliament Hill to receive a Canadian flag which has flown atop the Peace Tower. The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, will make the presentation. The students are part of an educational tour travelling to the Netherlands to mark the 65thanniversary of the end of the Second World War. They will carry the flag to events and at the end of the tour, present the flag to officials of the Dutch government.

Location: Railway Committee Room, Room 253-D, Centre Block, Parliament Hill
   
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010
   
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Media who are interested in attending should contact staff of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-4511.

To learn more about the Second World War and the liberation of the Netherlands, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Manager
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    613-992-3465
    Cell: 613-608-3252