Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 03, 2011 16:04 ET

Media Advisory: Senate Ceremony to Launch Veterans' Week 2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2011) - Media are invited to attend a special ceremony with the Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker of the Senate of Canada, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, for the launch of Veterans' Week 2011. Brigadier-General J.R. Giguère, Commander of Land Force, Quebec Area and Joint Task Force (East), will speak on his experience in Afghanistan and the military.

Location: The Senate Chamber
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Veterans and Canadian Forces representatives will attend the ceremony.

Note to editors: This will be a pooled event for broadcasters; media attendance is for journalists and photographers accredited by the Parliamentary Press Gallery. For more information or to obtain temporary accreditation, please contact Collin Lafrance at the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517.

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

    Mona Ishack
    Communications Officer
    Senate of Canada
    613-944-4075

    Heather Bradley
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons
    613-992-5042