Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 15, 2008 15:37 ET

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

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in the official ceremonies before the opening game of the 2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The host Kitchener Rangers will play against the Gatineau Olympiques. A military escort will also participate to showcase the Memorial Cup on ice. This year will mark the 90th anniversary of the Memorial Cup. 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 during the First World War.

Location: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, 400 East Avenue

Date: Friday, May 16, 2008

Game Time: 7:00 p.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