Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

January 07, 2008 10:00 ET

The Canada Pavilion at the Toronto International Boat Show

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2008) - The Canada Pavilion will be held at the Toronto International Boat Show from January 11 to 20, 2008.

"We are very pleased the Canada Pavilion will visit the Toronto International Boat Show this year," said the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area.

"The Canada Pavilion provides an opportunity for Canadians to meet face to face with representatives from the Government of Canada. It is also an excellent way for Canadians to learn more about the Government's priorities," said the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Focusing on the theme Public Safety - Get Prepared, the Canada Pavilion includes many interactive activities. For example, in the event of a natural disaster, do you have what you need to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours? With the aid of videos, demonstrations and interactive displays such as the Hurricane Hologram, our representatives will explain how to get prepared. You can also meet our mascot Bravo, who will be around to entertain the young and young at heart.

Come and discover the federal programs and services available to you by stopping by the Canada Pavilion at the Toronto International Boat Show.

In 2007-08, the Canada Pavilion is visiting ten Canadian communities from coast to coast. As the flagship of the Government of Canada's Exhibitions Program, the Canada Pavilion has won a number of prizes. Since its creation in 2000, the Exhibitions Program has provided information to more than six and one-half million visitors.

For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit www.canada.gc.ca or call the toll-free number 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For more information on the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program and its 2007-2008 tour, visit http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site at http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/text/generic/media-e.html

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