Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 27, 2012 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: The Canadian Forces Welcome New Members

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) - Media representatives are invited to attend an enrolment ceremony that will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, aboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Ville de Québec at Pier 22, Port of Québec.

This ceremony will mark the enrollment of 13 new Officer Cadets selected for the Canadian Forces Regular Officer Training Plan. Captain (Navy) Chris Dickinson, Deputy Commander, Naval Reserve, will preside over the ceremony, during which he will have the pleasure of swearing-in his daughter, Fay Dickinson.

Where: Flight Deck, HMCS Ville de Québec
Pier 22, Port of Québec
When: July 28, 2012
Time: 10 a.m.

Following the ceremony, guests and members of the media will have the opportunity to speak with staff from the Québec Detachment of the Canadian Force Recruiting Centre Québec, who will be available to talk about the challenges the new military members will face and answer questions relating to training and military life.

NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: In case of rain, the ceremony will take place on the parade square of HMCS Montcalm at 170 Dalhousie Street, Québec, Québec.

Media representatives wishing to attend this event are asked to contact Captain Kathy Blackburn at 418-570-8159. Please note that they must arrive at the ship no later than 9:45 a.m.

For more information about recruiting in the Canadian Forces, please contact your local Recruiting Centre by calling 1-800-856-8488 or go to www.forces.ca.

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