Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Joint Task Force (North)

Joint Task Force (North)

July 22, 2011 12:01 ET

Media Advisory: Minister MacKay to Recognize Achievements of Canadian Rangers During Visit to Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwire - July 22, 2011) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, will meet with Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers in order to recognize their recent accomplishments and to announce a recent achievement of the Canadian Ranger program.

When: Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Whitehorse Cadet Summer Training Center (Boyle Barracks) on Fireweed Drive

What: Minister MacKay will meet with members of the Canadian Rangers and the Junior Canadian Rangers, will make an announcement, and will present medals to select Rangers members. Minister MacKay and Brigadier-General Guy Hamel, Commander of Joint Task Force North, will be available to answer media queries following the announcement.

Note to editor / news director: Media are asked to arrive at Whitehorse Cadet Summer Training Center (Boyle Barracks) on Fireweed Drive, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday 24 July. Media planning to attend are asked to contact Lieutenant (Navy) Paul Pendergast at 867-445-4060 or by email at paul.pendergast@forces.gc.ca.

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