Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 07, 2006 13:44 ET

Media advisory/VAC: Announcement of Events Marking the 90th Anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 7, 2006) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador, will announce local, national and international events honouring the 90th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel.

Local-area Veterans, representatives of Veterans' organization and other distinguished guests will be in attendance.

Date/Time: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2006
Location: The Fairmont Newfoundland - The Courtyard Garden
115 Cavendish Square
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Minister Hearn to make 2006 Atlantic Cod Fishery Announcement

Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will later hold a news conference to make several announcements concerning the 2006 Atlantic cod fishery.

Date/Time: 11:45 a.m.,Thursday, June 8, 2006
Location: Fishermen's Centre, South Side Road, Petty Harbour, NL

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Pamela Price
    Media Relations Advisor
    (902) 368-0294
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Gerald A. Lefebvre
    Director of Communications
    (613) 996-4649
    Office of Minister Hearn
    Steve Outhouse
    Media Enquiries, Director of Communications
    (613) 947-4483