Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 07, 2005 15:00 ET

Media Advisory/VAC: Local Veterans Honoured by Youth at Candlelight Tribute

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2005) - More than 300 local area Veterans will be part of a Candlelight Tribute by students, cadets and scouts at Lansdowne Park on Tuesday, November 8th. The event is co-hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada and the City of Ottawa. Officials present at the Tribute will include David McGuinty, M.P., His Worship Mayor Bob Chiarelli, and Vice-Admiral Greg E. Jarvis, representing the Department of National Defence.

Veterans and youth will exchange candles to symbolize passing the torch of remembrance. Mayor Chiarelli will announce a special initiative undertaken by the City in recognition of the Year of the Veteran.

Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lansdowne Park (indoors - Entrance at Arena Gate 1)

All media are invited to attend.

2005 is the Year of the Veteran: Celebrate. Honour. Thank. Remember. Teach.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Corey Hobbs
    Director of Communications
    (613) 947-4908