Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

April 23, 2008 13:45 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs' Events in Winnipeg

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in two events in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 24 at the Fort Garry Hotel.



Event: Announcement of funding for Deer Lodge Centre OSI Clinic

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: The Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
204-942-8251


Minister Thompson will make the announcement during the Deer Lodge Centre's Operational Stress Injury conference. Minister Thompson and Michael Kaan, Manager of the Deer Lodge Centre OSI Clinic, will be available to the media immediately following the announcement.



Event: Presentation of Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: The Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
204-942-8251


Minister Thompson will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to five citizens of Manitoba. 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 Commendation will be presented to:



Albert Aldrich, Winnipeg, MB
Thomas Faulkner, Winnipeg, MB
Armand Lavallee, Winnipeg, MB
Donald Mackey, Winnipeg, MB
John Reilly, Winnipeg, MB

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
    or
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Ruslan Tracz
    A/Senior Communications Advisor
    204-781-8231
    or
    Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
    Heidi Graham
    Director of Media Relations
    204-926-7178