CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

March 25, 2011 13:13 ET

Exhibit on Canadian Engagement in Afghanistan to Be on Display at the Brentwood Town Centre

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - Afghanistan360, a multimedia exhibit on Canada's civilian and military engagement in Afghanistan will be on display at the Brentwood Town Centre from March 28 to April 9, 2011. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the Afghanistan360 exhibit featuring stories from the field and short video segments on the training and development projects that Canada supports in Afghanistan. They will also be able to record 15-second video messages to our civilians and soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

The exhibit offers Canadians the opportunity to learn about progress in the six focused areas in which Canada is providing assistance in Afghanistan: training Afghan National Security Forces, assisting the Government of Afghanistan in providing basic services to its population, providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, enhancing border security, facilitating political reconciliation, and helping the Afghan government to increase its capacity for democratic governance and national institutions.

The exhibit also showcases Canada's three signature projects in Afghanistan—the rehabilitation of the second largest source of water for agricultural irrigation, the Dahla Dam, the rebuilding or construction of 50 schools in key districts of Kandahar province, and our effort, along with international health partners and other donor countries, to eradicate polio from Afghanistan.

DATES: From March 28 to April 9, 2011
   
LOCATION: Brentwood Town Centre
  4567 Lougheed Hwy
  Burnaby, B.C.

The Afghanistan360 exhibit will be on public display in various locations across Canada. For the schedule of upcoming confirmed exhibit locations, click on the Afghanistan360 icon at www.Afghanistan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    819-953-6534
    media@acdi-cida.gc.ca