Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 08, 2009 10:58 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs' Events in Ontario

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in several events honouring Canada's Veterans in Burlington, Ontario, on May 10 and 11, 2009.

Minister Thompson will attend The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Provincial Command Biennial Convention on May 10 and 11. He will attend the convention parade and participate in the wreath-laying ceremony and the official opening ceremony on May 10. For more information on the Convention, please contact Dave Gordon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command: 905-841-7999.

On May 11, Minister Thompson will present the 2009 Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to ten citizens of Ontario. The Commendation is presented to individuals who have contributed to the care and well-being of Veterans and to the remembrance of their contributions, sacrifices and achievements. The recipients are:



Ray Cameron, Scarborough
Michael Comeau, Bradford
Stephen Cooper, Burlington
John Hare, Oro Station
Leslie Kemp, Oshawa
James Knox, Holland's Landing
Allan MacIsaac, Pickering
William McDonald, Toronto
Dave Thomson, St. George
Jan Van Der Rassel, Corbeil

Location: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel
Burlington, Ontario

Date: Monday, May 11, 2009

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649