Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 24, 2007 10:25 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff to attend Red Rally in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2007) - The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence (MND) and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), will attend and deliver remarks at the Red Friday Rally today at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).



WHERE: Canadian National Exhibition, near the automotive building inside
the Exhibition grounds.

WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2007, 14:00

TIME: General Rick Hillier to speak at approx: 14:20
Minister MacKay to speak at approx: 14:25


The Canadian Forces Display at the CNE is located just inside the Princes' Gates and features everything from boats to tanks to aircraft. Thousands have already visited the exhibit.

The event is slated to start at 13:00 just inside the Princes' Gates. Media photo opportunity is scheduled for approximately 14:30.

Contact Information

  • Canadian National Exhibition
    Mr. Tran Nguyen
    Media contact
    416-263-3823
    TNguyen@TheEx.com