Veterans Affairs Canada

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How will you remember?

How will you remember?

November 09, 2010 13:31 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Blackburn Pays Tribute in Ottawa to Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), will participate in two events in Ottawa honouring Canada's Veterans on November 10, 2010.

Minister Blackburn will attend the Odawa Native Friendship Centre's Annual Veteran's Feast, held in recognition and honour of Aboriginal Veterans. First Nations, Métis and Inuit Veterans, their families and other guests will gather to enjoy an evening feast, listen to Aboriginal drummers and to Veterans' wartime stories. The year 2010 marks the 19th anniversary of this annual event.

Later, Minister Blackburn will attend a commemorative ceremony to honour Canadian men and women who served in the Korean War. This year marks the 57th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War. The National Capital Unit of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada (KVA) is holding the ceremony in Ottawa to coincide with a Remembrance Day ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Veterans and Canadian Forces representatives will also attend the ceremony. Media are invited to attend.

Location: Annual Veteran's Feast Korean War Commemorative Ceremony
  Odawa Native Friendship Centre Jean Pigott Place, City Hall
  12 Stirling Avenue, Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa
     
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Wednesday, November 10, 2010
     
Time: 5:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

This Veterans' Week Canadians will come together to honour those who have sacrificed so much to make our world a safer place. This Veterans' Week, how will you remember? Learn more at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
    Cell.: 613-608-3252
    or
    Annual Veteran's Feast
    Maureen Donnelly
    Parents as Teacher Educator
    Odawa Native Friendship Centre
    613-722-3811 ext. 239
    or
    Korea War Commemorative Ceremony
    Bill Black
    President, National Capital Unit
    Korea Veterans Association of Canada
    613-228-0456