Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 08, 2011 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Blaney to Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldiers and Attend a Preview of the Documentary The Van Doos in Afghanistan

VALCARTIER GARRISON, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2011) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a tribute to members of the Canadian Forces who died in the Afghanistan combat mission, when he attends a viewing of the Portraits of Honour National Tour at Valcartier Garrison.

The National Film Board of Canada will also preview the film by director Claude Guilmain The Van Doos in Afghanistan for CF members, their families and any Veterans present.

Media who would like to attend the ceremony and screening should confirm with Jean-Pierre Godbout, Communications Advisor, at 514-283-2198, to get access to the Garrison.

Location: Valcartier Garrison – report to the sentry.
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

    Jean-Pierre J. Godbout
    Communications Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Quebec Region
    Cell: 514-209-1622