Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 10, 2007 13:41 ET

Media Advisory: Canada's New Government will Participate in Events Marking the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, will represent Canada's New Government at commemorative events in Belgium marking the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.



Event: Official Commemorative Ceremony and Ecumenical Service
Date: July 12, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Tyne Cot Cemetery
Zonnebeke, Belgium

Event: Commemorative Ceremony
80th anniversary of the Inauguration of the Menin Gate
Date: July 12, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Event: Preview Reception of The Canadian War Museum Exhibit
Bloody Victory: The Canadians at Passchendaele
Date: July 13, 2007
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Waterfields Farm, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Maude Desjardins
    Media Relations Advisor
    902-626-2453
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649