Government of Canada

Government of Canada

May 12, 2009 07:00 ET

Canada Pavilion at the South Asian Festival

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press on Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2009.

The Canada Pavilion will be featured at the South Asian Festival in Toronto, Ontario, from May 16 to May 17, 2009.

Presented by the Government of Canada, the Canada Pavilion provides an excellent opportunity for Canadians and visitors to learn more about the programs and services offered to them and to find out more about the government's priorities.

This year's Canada Pavilion theme will be the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, an international event that will give this country a unique opportunity to showcase itself to the world.

Canada Pavilion visitors will learn more about the Winter Games coming to Vancouver through a series of educational displays and interactive activities. Come and test your abilities with the Memory Game on Vancouver 2010, find out when the Torch Relay will come near your community on our giant map and Internet station, take a closer look at an Olympic bobsleigh, a Paralympic ski display and an Olympic Torch prototype.

Visitors will also have the chance to personally meet Miga, Quatchi and Sumi, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games mascots who will be on hand to entertain the young and young at heart.

Each year, the Canada Pavilion visits 10 communities across Canada. As the flagship exhibit of the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program, the Pavilion has won numerous prizes since its creation in 2000 and provided information to more than six million visitors.

For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit canada.gc.ca or call toll-free at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For more information on the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program and its 2009-2010 tour, visit http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/expo/.

Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press on Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2009.

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