Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 29, 2011 15:55 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney to Attend Ceremony Marking the Return of Troops to Valcartier

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a ceremony highlighting the contribution of Canadian troops to the last rotation of the Canadian Forces combat mission in Afghanistan. The ceremony will also pay tribute to the families of military personnel and to the soldiers who were killed or injured during the mission.

Members of the media who plan to attend are asked to contact Captain Dennis Noël, Public Affairs, Valcartier Garrison, at 418-844-5000, ext. 4688. Journalists should report to the main gate of the Garrison at 8:30 a.m. to be escorted to the ceremony location.

The Minister will be available after the ceremony to take questions from the media.

Location: Valcartier Garrison

Date: Friday, September 30, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.

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

    Jean-Pierre J. Godbout
    Communications Advisor, Quebec Region
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    514-283-2198
    Cell: 514-209-1622