Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 29, 2011 12:16 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Blaney Joins Normandy Youth Delegation as They Pay Tribute to Canadian Soldiers

BEAUCEVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 29, 2011) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join youth of the Association du Souvenir des Frères Westlake at a ceremony to honour Canadian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy during the Second World War.

The youth delegation is made up of French youth who are visiting Canada on a pilgrimage to honour the memory of Canadian soldiers. The ceremony will take place at the cenotaph of the Régiment de la Chaudière in Beauceville.

Location: Cenotaph of the Régiment de la Chaudière
Mathieu Park, 664 Renaud Boulevard, Beauceville

Date: Monday, August 1, 2011

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Veterans and members of the Régiment de la Chaudière will also attend the ceremony.

Contact Information

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

    Jean-Pierre J. Godbout
    Communications Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada, Quebec Region
    514-283-2198
    Cell: 514-209-1622

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