Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 02, 2008 18:35 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Marks VE-Day at Tulip Festival

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will speak to Veterans at Major's Hill Park at a luncheon hosted by the Tulip Festival. The event is being held to honour Canada's contribution to the liberation of the Netherlands and to restoring peace and freedom around the world. His Excellency Karel DeBeer, the Netherlands' Ambassador to Canada, will also speak. Veterans of the Second World War, Korean War and peacekeepers will be in attendance.



Where: International Pavilion
Major's Hill Park
Ottawa, ON

When: Monday, May 5, 2008

Time: 11:45 a.m.


Interviews and photo opportunities can be arranged on-site.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649