Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 10, 2010 15:21 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Blackburn Speaks to Youth on Remembrance

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) will speak to youth on the importance of remembrance at two events on Remembrance Day. The first is a cheque presentation by youth involved with Operation Veteran, a fundraising initiative to support Veterans. The second is an Historica-Dominion Institute event for students engaged in a week-long exercise on remembrance, conducted by the Encounters with Canada program at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre.

Locations: Operation Veteran
  Zoe's Lounge
  Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  1 Sussex Drive
  Ottawa, Ontario
   
  Historica-Dominion Institute
  Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre
  1805 Gaspé Avenue
  Ottawa, Ontario
   
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
   
Time: Operation Veteran at 9:15 a.m.
  Historica-Dominion Institute at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Veterans' Week, visit 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