Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 05, 2007 15:24 ET

Media Advisory: Veterans' Week 2007 Candlelight Tribute

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - Media are invited to attend a candlelight tribute ceremony with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) and His Worship Larry O'Brien, Mayor of the City of Ottawa on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at Lansdowne Park.

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Ottawa Civic Centre, Lansdowne Park, Salons A, B & C
1015 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Over 800 Veterans and Canadian Forces members will attend, along with cadets, Scouts, Cubs and school children. In a symbolic gesture, Veterans and CF members will each pass their individual candle to their accompanying youth member who will then place the candle amongst others at the vigil.

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

Veterans' Week 2007: Lest We Forget

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications