Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 14, 2008 15:24 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Participates in 2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup Opening Ceremonies

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in the opening ceremonies for the 2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup. A military escort, including local Veterans, will also participate to officially launch the event. The Minister will speak to all in attendance in honour of the 90th anniversary of the Memorial Cup, which began shortly after the First World War. In 1919 the Ontario Hockey Association donated the Memorial Cup to honour and remember the many young men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War.

Location: City Hall, 200 King Street West

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Interviews and photo opportunities can be arranged on-site with Charlene Pascal, Regional Communications Officer, Veterans Affairs Canada, who can be contacted at 416-567-3934.

For information about commemorative events, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications