Government of Canada

Government of Canada

July 07, 2010 16:22 ET

Canada Pavilion Coming to the Calgary Stampede

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) - The Canada Pavilion, the Government of Canada's travelling exhibit, will be featured at the Calgary Stampede from July 8 to 18, 2010.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to bring the Canada Pavilion to the Calgary Stampede this year," said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women. "Our Government is proud to offer the opportunity for Canadians and visitors to learn more about government priorities and the programs and services available to them."

The Canada Pavilion participates in various events across the country—travelling to each province once a year. It allows Canadians to meet face-to-face with Government of Canada representatives in an inviting, interactive and informative environment. The Canada Pavilion has won numerous prizes since its creation in 2000 and has welcomed more than seven million visitors.

The theme of this year's Pavilion is Canada's biodiversity, recognizing that 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. Visitors will be able to learn more about programs and services related to biodiversity and participate in several interactive games. They will also be able to express their opinions on Canada's uniqueness at the National Capital Commission's exhibit.

Several government departments and agencies will be present in the Pavilion at the Calgary Stampede, including the National Capital Commission, which will be promoting its family-friendly exhibit entitled "Let's Talk! Canada's Capital," that comes complete with a recording booth. Other departments featured are Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Service Canada. 

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 2010-2011 tour, visit http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/expo/index-eng.html.

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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