Government of Canada

Government of Canada

June 25, 2008 10:00 ET

Canada Pavilion Coming to the Victoria Tall Ships

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - The Canada Pavilion will be featured at the Victoria Tall Ships from June 26 to 29, 2008.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to present the Canada Pavilion for the second time at the Victoria Tall Ships" said the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. "The Pavilion, which provides an opportunity for Canadians to meet with government representatives, is an excellent way for Canadians to learn more about their government's priorities."

Various programs and activities will be featured at the Canada Pavilion, including activities surrounding this year's theme, the Great Canadian North. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about this territory, which covers a large area of Canada, through educational displays such as an iceberg, a giant circumpolar map and the creation of an inuksuk. As well, visitors will be able to have their picture taken in a sea kayak.

Visitors will learn about a Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB), also known as electric bicycle or e-bike, marine safety and much more.

In addition, visitors can also meet the Canada Pavilion's mascot named Bravo, who will be around to entertain the young and young at heart. Come and discover the federal programs and services available by visiting the Canada Pavilion at the Victoria Tall Ships.

In 2008-2009, the Canada Pavilion will be visiting 10 Canadian communities from coast to coast. As the flagship exhibit of the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program, the Pavilion has won a number of 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 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 2008-2009 tour, visit

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