Parks Canada

Parks Canada

May 06, 2008 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Parks Canada

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada invite you to a plaque unveiling ceremony commemorating the national historic significance of Bishop Francois de Laval.

A pioneer of religious life in New France, Mgr. de Laval became the first bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec City. He established the colony's ecclesiastical organization and in 1663, founded the Seminary of Quebec, where a colonial clergy could be trained.

Mr. Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbiniere-Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere, will participate in the ceremony on behalf of Canada's Environment Minister, Mr. John Baird.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:



Date: Tuesday, May 6

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Chapelle du Musee de l'Amerique francaise
2 cote de la Fabrique Quebec, Quebec

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada - Quebec
    Odette Lachance
    Advisor
    Communication Services
    418-648-4167