Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 05, 2014 14:26 ET

Media Advisory: DND/CAF to Hold International Women's Day Event

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 5, 2014) - Department of National Defence / Defence Champion for Women

The media are invited to attend the 2014 Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) International Women's Day event hosted by Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets and Defence Champion for Women, on Thursday, March 6 at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa beginning at 11 a.m.

Her Excellency, Mrs. Sharon Johnston, spouse of the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will be in attendance. The keynote speaker will be Clare Beckton, Founding Executive Director of the Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, who will address participants on the topic of "Owning Your Future".

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa
WHAT: The 2014 DND/CAF International Women's Day event theme is "Celebrating the Past, Planning the Future". Civilian and military members of the Defence Team, joined by guests from across other government departments and the local community, will gather to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women. Kiosks, displays and information booths from a variety of organizations will be open throughout the event.

Notes to editors / news directors:

Media are requested to confirm attendance no later than 10:30 a.m. on March 6, 2014, with the contact below.

Associated Links

DND/CAF Backgrounder: Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

DND/CAF Fact Sheet: Canadian Armed Forces - Historical milestones of women

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