Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

June 19, 2008 11:23 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Peter Mackay to Attend Grand Opening of Atlantic Veterinary College Research Complex

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will be in Charlottetown, on June 20, to attend the grand opening of the new Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) Research Complex.

Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz, University of Prince Edward Island Vice-President of Research and Development Katherine Schultz and Atlantic Veterinary College Dean Dr. Timothy H. Ogilvie will also be present.

Following the announcement, Dr. Ogilvie will take the media and dignitaries on a tour of the new lab where Minister MacKay will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Official opening and media availability

DATE: Friday, June 20

TIME: 11:45 a.m. (local time)

LOCATION: Tent in front of Atlantic Veterinary College,
University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Atlantic
    John Morrison
    Regional Communications Officer
    Office: 902-566-7308
    Cell: 902-393-7707
    Atlantic Veterinary College
    Charlotte McCardle