Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

April 23, 2008 15:09 ET

Media Advisory/Veterans Affairs Canada: Baird to Commemorate ANZAC Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - John Baird, Canada's Environment Minister, representing the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will deliver remarks and lay a wreath at a ceremony to mark ANZAC Day.



Where: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario

When: Friday, April 25, 2008

Time: 8:00 a.m.


On April 25 every year, Australia and New Zealand commemorate ANZAC Day. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day commemorates the landing of troops at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. It has evolved over the years to include commemoration of those Australians and New Zealanders who served in the Second World War.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649