Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 30, 2011 10:40 ET

Media Advisory: 95th Anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) - The Honourable Senator Fabian Manning, representing the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in a commemorative ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel during the First World War.

Location: National War Memorial, Confederation Square, Ottawa
Date: Friday, July 1, 2011
Time: 8:20 a.m.

For more information about the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

Contact Information

  • Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Manager
    Veterans Affairs Canada

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs