Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 10, 2010 11:33 ET

Media Advisory: Winterlude Ice Sculpture to Honour 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) and Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission, will honour the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy by illuminating a Navy-themed ice sculpture as part of Winterlude 2010.

Rear Admiral Nigel Greenwood, Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff, will also attend the event.

The sculpture depicts the HMCS Sackville, Canada's last remaining Flower-class corvette of the more than 120 built in Canada during the Second World War.

Location: "Rogers Crystal Garden," Confederation Park (Laurier
Avenue, across from City Hall), Ottawa, Ontario

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m.

This ceremony will be attended by Veterans and other guests of the Canadian Navy.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office: 613-992-7468
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    Office: 613-992-3465
    Cell: 613-608-3252
    National Capital Commission
    Kathryn Keyes
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Office: 613-239-5636
    Cell: 613-859-9565