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February 03, 2005 10:00 ET

The Canada Pavilion, 'the Place to be' at the Festival du Voyageur


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FEBRUARY 3, 2005 - 10:00 ET

The Canada Pavilion, 'the Place to be' at the Festival
du Voyageur

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 3, 2005) - The Canada Pavilion
team is looking forward to visiting the Festival du Voyageur from
February 12 to 20, 2005. Don't miss the celebration and the chance to
participate in the many activities taking place at the Canada
Pavilion... "It's your move!"

The Canada Pavilion is offering many fun and educational activities
hosted by MariO Canada and Mary O. Canada. Participate in "The Great
Canadian Quiz", a questionnaire-style game that tests your knowledge of
Canada, or come and guess, "Who am I? What am I? Where am I?" All
participants will receive a prize. As well, Bravo, the Pavilion's
congenial mascot, will be around to entertain and beguile kids of all
ages.



- Do you know how to go about obtaining a passport?
- Are you interested in tracing your family's genealogical tree?
- Do you know how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one ton per
year?
- Are you looking for advice on how to make your kids more active?


You'll find the answers to these and many other questions by talking
with the representatives on hand from the various government departments
and agencies. They're looking forward to meeting you in person and
they're eager to answer your questions about the many programs and
services offered by the Government of Canada.

The Canada Pavilion - "THE place to be!"

For more information on the Government of Canada programs and services,
visit www.canada.gc.ca or call the toll-free number 1 800 O-Canada.


The Canada Pavilion: "THE place to be!"

The Canada Pavilion is a travelling exhibition that consolidates, under
one roof, a number of federal institutions. Since its inception in the
summer of 2000, the Canada Pavilion has travelled to over 80 events
across Canada. Close to 5 million visitors have had the opportunity to
meet in person with Government of Canada representatives, and obtain
information about the programs and services available to them. The
primary objective of the Pavilion is to inform the Canadian population
in a relevant and entertaining manner.

This year, the theme "It's your move! The Canada Pavilion: THE place to
be!" emphasizes the Pavilion's amusing character as well as visitor
participation. Through an innovative concept, the most perceptive
people will test their knowledge by participating in a trivia contest,
"The Great Canadian Quiz", while others will take part in the guessing
game: "Who am I? What am I? Where am I?" and in many other activities.

Lively and lovable characters will host the Pavilion's activities.
Bravo, the friendly mascot will join in the fun to amuse and entertain
kids of all ages. Mary O. Canada and MariO Canada, our dazzling hosts,
will entertain the visitors and inform them about the program highlights
from participating departments, and achievements of the Government of
Canada.

Throughout 2004-2005, the Canada Pavilion team will proudly visit eight
events across the country and a wide variety of information will be
available at their booths. Enthusiasm, humour and interactivity will be
front and centre at the Canada Pavilion when it stops at the Festival du
Voyageur, Voyageur Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 12 to 20,
2005. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Canada Pavilion. "It's
your move!"

For more information on the Government of Canada programs and services,
please visit www.canada.gc.ca or call the toll free number 1 800
O-Canada (1 800 622-6232).

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