Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

August 16, 2007 11:21 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: "86th Warriors Day Parade" at the CNE

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2007) - On Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 10:30am, the 86th annual Warriors' Day Parade will take place at the Canadian National Exhibition, commencing just outside the Princes' Gates.

This year's parade commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. It is also a tribute to Canadian Veterans, and the "Wounded Heroes "of the September 18, 2006 bicycle suicide bombing in Afghanistan: MCpl Dwayne Orvis; Cpl. Denver Williams; and Sapper Mike McTeague.

The parade will feature a100-person tri-service (army, navy, air force) Guard, and military bands. Afterwards, visitors can go see the huge Military display set-up on the CNE grounds.



What: Launch of "86th Warriors Day Parade."
When: Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 9:00 a.m. for 10:00 am parade.
Where: Toronto - Canadian Forces (CF) display at Canadian National
Exhibition
(site located just inside the Princes' Gates)
Who: Guest of Honour (Warrior's Day Parade Reviewing Officer)
Lieutenant-General Natynczyk CMM, MSC, CD, Vice Chief of the
Defence Staff

Note to the Editor/News Director:
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Interested media must contact Sub.-Lieut James Sebe Operation Connection
Public Affairs Officer who can be reached at cell 647-883-6987 or at:
sebe.f@forces.gc.ca.


Contact Information

  • Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence
    Sub.-Lieut James Sebe
    Operation Connection Public Affairs Officer
    Cell: (647) 883-6987
    Email: sebe.f@forces.gc.ca