August 17, 2009 12:48 ET

Exhibit on Canadian Engagement in Afghanistan to Be on Display at Expo Quebec 2009

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2009) - Afghanistan360, a multimedia exhibit on Canada's civilian and military engagement in Afghanistan will be on display at Expo Quebec 2009 from August 19th through to the 30th.

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 areas of focus 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 the 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 work towards eradicating polio from Afghanistan.

DATES: From August 19 to August 30, 2009

LOCATION: Expo Quebec
250 Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard
Quebec (Quebec)

The Afghanistan360 exhibit will be on public display in various locations across Canada between now and 2011. For the schedule of upcoming confirmed exhibit locations, click on the Afghanistan360 icon at

Contact Information

  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office