Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 05, 2007 11:42 ET

Governor General to participate in the Battle of Vimy Ridge Commemoration Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2007) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond will participate in a ceremony commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, on Monday April 9, 2007, at 12 p.m., at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The Governor General will speak and lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Canada, thus paying homage to the thousands of Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in this battle and throughout the First World War. OPEN TO MEDIA

For more information on Canadian participation in the Battle of Vimy Ridge in the First World War, or on the Canadian Vimy Memorial and events taking place in Canada and France during the 2007 Easter weekend, please visit:

Contact Information

  • Rideau Hall Press Office
    Isabelle Serrurier
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor