Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

February 19, 2008 14:58 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Unveil New Pear Name

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2008) - Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, on behalf of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will be at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference in St. Catharines, on February 20, to announce the name of the new pear that was developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists.

Following the announcement, Mr. Allison will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Announcement and media

DATE: Wednesday, February 20

TIME: 3:15 p.m.

LOCATION: Walker Complex, Room 217
Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC, Ontario
    Margaret Boyd
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    519-837-5842 or Cell: 519-831-3550