Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 08, 2011 17:09 ET

Media Advisory: Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney and Veteran Ray Paquette to Participate in Ceremonial Puck Drop at Ottawa Senators Game

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2011) - As part of Veterans' Week, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, together with peacekeeping Veteran Ray Paquette, will take part in a ceremonial puck drop to honour Canada's Veterans at an Ottawa Senators hockey game with the New York Rangers during Veterans' Week.

Mr. Paquette was a cadet during the Second World War, joined the regular army in 1950 and completed tours in Northwestern Europe and Vietnam. He will be escorted on the ice by two current cadets. At 81 years of age, Mr. Paquette continues to play hockey in an oldtimers league in Ottawa.

Location: Scotiabank Place
1000 Palladium Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Note: Media wishing to cover this event must contact Veterans Affairs Canada to gain access to Scotiabank Place on November 9.

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    613-992-7468

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    613-996-4649