Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 29, 2005 15:30 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs to Attend Memorial Ceremonies and Celebrate Canada Day in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR--(CCNMatthews - June 29, 2005) - As part of Year of the Veteran activities, the Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will honour Veterans and celebrate Canada Day in Newfoundland and Labrador with a series of special events and ceremonies. July 1 is also a day of remembrance in the province, with this year marking the 89th anniversary of the First World War battle at Beaumont-Hamel.

The Minister will attend various events in St. John's on July 1, including:

6:00 a.m. Canada Day Sunrise Ceremony, Signal Hill

11:00 a.m. Beaumont-Hamel Remembrance Ceremony, Newfoundland
National Memorial

1:00 p.m. Canada Day Celebrations, Confederation Hill

Veterans and Canadian Forces members and other provincial and federal officials are also planning to be in attendance.

For other activities on Canada Day and the Year of the Veteran, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

2005 is the Year of the Veteran: Celebrate. Honour. Thank. Remember. Teach.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Corey Hobbs
    Director of Communications
    (613) 947-4908