Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 26, 2011 12:11 ET

Media Advisory: Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney to Mark Merchant Navy Veterans Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2011) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join the Honourable Warren Snowdon, Minister of Veterans' Affairs for Australia and Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, in a wreath-laying ceremony of remembrance to mark the 8th annual Merchant Navy Veterans Day.

Merchant Navy Veterans as well as representatives of Veterans' organizations and of the diplomatic community will also lay wreaths to remember the sacrifices made by those who served and lost their lives at sea.

Location : National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Confederation Square
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m.

For more information on the Merchant Navy, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

Contact Information

  • Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs