Government of Canada

Government of Canada

April 22, 2009 14:26 ET

Media Advisory: Media Availability With Officials Involved on the Afghanistan Mission

PETAWAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Officials from Canada involved in coordinating, focusing and guiding the Afghanistan mission to help Afghans rebuild their country as a stable, democratic and self-sufficient society will meet April 22-24, 2009 at CFB Petawawa, Ont.

On Thursday April 23rd, David Mulroney (Deputy Minister of the Afghanistan Task Force), Brigadier-General Jon Vance (Commander of Task Force Kandahar), Ben Rowswell (Deputy Head of Mission in Kabul) and Ken Lewis (Representative of Canada in Kandahar) will participate in a short media availability. A short opportunity to collect B-roll (no sound) with participants will also be possible for interested media.

Named after the position of the senior Canadian working in the province of Kandahar, this RoCK Talk 3 (Representative of Canada in Kandahar) conference will bring together about 100 civilian and military officials involved on the file as well as about 50 civilians deploying into theatre in 2009. The Chief of the Defence Staff, and the Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan, as well as senior American officials will also attend.

Event: A ten-minute photo/footage opportunity with RoCK Talk 3
conference participants

A media availability with Mr. David Mulroney,
Brigadier-General Jon Vance, Mr. Ben Rowswell, and Mr.
Ken Lewis.

Date: Thursday, April 23rd , 2009

Time: 14:30-14:40 ET (photo/B-roll opportunity)
15:00-15:30 ET (media availability)

Location: Normandy Officer Mess
CFB Petawawa

Additional RSVPs are required for this event. Please contact
information: Daphny Gebhart-Turcotte, CFB Petawawa Assistant Base
Public Affairs Officer, at 613-687-5511 x 7532 or

Teleconference system is available. Please contact
Daphny Gebhart-Turcotte for details.

Media are asked to arrive at the front gate of
CFB Petawawa no later then 14:10 and are to meet
with Daphny Gebhart-Turcotte.
For other information concerning RoCK Talk 3,
please contact Brett Boudreau at or 613-218-9840.

Contact Information

  • CFB Petawawa
    Daphny Gebhart-Turcotte
    Assistant Base Public Affairs Officer
    613-687-5511 x 7532
    RoCK Talk 3
    Brett Boudreau