Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 08, 2008 17:58 ET

Media Advisory: Ceremony to Mark National Peacekeepers' Day in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2008) - Representing the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Art Hanger, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast, accompanied by Colonel (Retired) Don Ethell of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (CAVUNP), will attend the sixth annual Peacekeepers' Day Ceremony in Peacekeepers Park, on August 10, 2008.

This ceremony will mark National Peacekeepers' Day. With the passing of the Peacekeepers' Day Bill on June 18, 2008, this day is being nationally commemorated for the first time on August 9, 2008. On this day, Canada honours peacekeeping Veterans, those currently serving in Peace Support Operations and those who have died serving. Canadian peacekeepers help bring sustainable peace and security to countries devastated by conflict. Canada's Armed Forces, Canadian diplomats, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police forces, and civilians all take part in peacekeeping efforts.



Location: Peacekeepers Park, Garrison Green
Peacekeepers Way Southwest at Dallaire Avenue Southwest
Calgary, Alberta

Date: August 10, 2008

Time: 12:00 p.m.


Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Heather MacDonald
    Acting Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Ruslan Tracz
    Acting Senior Communications Advisor
    204-983-7531
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649
    or
    Peak Communications
    Shael Gelfand
    403-276-7860
    Cell.: 403-818-8849