Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 28, 2011 18:09 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Steven Blaney to Address Guests at Portraits of Honour Tour Stop

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will attend the Charlottetown stop of Kin Canada's Portraits of Honour Tour at Veterans Affairs Canada's Head Office. The Seventh Book of Remembrance, which contains the names of Canadian Forces members who have lost their lives since October 1947, will also be on display. The Minister will address invited guests and the media.

The Portraits of Honour Tour, a joint initiative of artist Dave Sopha, Kin Canada and the Kin Canada Foundation, with funding by Veterans Affairs Canada, is a cross-country tour of a hand-painted mural (measuring 40-feet in length) featuring portraitures of all Canadian Forces members who have lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Location: Outside the Daniel J. MacDonald building
161 Grafton St., Charlottetown.
Date: Monday, October 31, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m.

The media are invited to speak with Minister Blaney.

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    613-992-7468

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    613-996-4649

    Maude Desjardins
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    902-566-8457