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November 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: City of Gatineau Recognized by Canadian Navy Centennial

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - A representative of the Canadian Navy will be in Gatineau to present a framed pictorial history of the city's namesake warships, HMCS La Hulloise, HMCS Buckingham and HMCS Gatineau to mark the Centennial of the Canadian Navy. Commodore Daniel Sing, Director General – Maritime Force Development, will present the displays to the City of Gatineau during a ceremony held at the Maison du Citoyen of Gatineau. A special tribute will be paid to veterans of the Navy living in the region.

Since the Canadian Navy was established in 1910, over 300 Canadian Navy ships have been named for communities from coast to coast to coast. The namesake city project is a part of the National program for the Canadian Naval Centennial. Throughout 2010, many activities underscore that stage in the topic "Bring the Navy to Canadians".

Who: The 3 Namesakes frames will be officially presented to His Worship Marc Bureau, Mayor of Gatineau
   
When: Sunday November 14th, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
   
Where: Grand hall, Maison du citoyen (25 Laurier Street, Gatineau)

Similar presentations are being made across Canada, to commemorate the Centennial of the Canadian Navy and highlight the connection the Navy has with communities, large and small in every corner of our country.

Note to the Editor: For more information on the Navy Centennial, please visit the Navy Centennial website at: www.navy.forces.gc.ca/centennial/0/0-c-1_eng.asp.

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