CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

June 11, 2009 15:12 ET

Exhibit on Canadian Mission in Afghanistan to be on Display at the Red River Exhibition

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Afghanistan360, a multimedia exhibit on Canada's civilian and military mission in Afghanistan will be on display at the Red River Exhibition from June 12th to 21st.

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 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 to eradicate polio from Afghanistan.



DATE: June 12 to 21, 2009

LOCATION: Red River Exhibition Park
3977 Portage Avenue


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, visit www.Afghanistan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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