Parks Canada

Parks Canada

May 23, 2006 12:00 ET

REMINDER/Parks Canada: Media Advisory

VAL MARIE, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2006) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, will be in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, to highlight important initiatives underway to benefit ecological integrity, public education and memorable visitor experiences in Grasslands National Park of Canada.

The day's events will include the release of 71 semi-wild plains bison from a holding facility to roam free in Grasslands National Park after more than a century of absence.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.



The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, May 24

"Closing the Circle" Announcement

Time: 11:30 am
Location : Val Marie Community Hall Centre St. and 1st Ave West
Val Marie, Saskatchewan

Bison Reintroduction

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Grasslands National Park of Canada


Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of the Environment
    Ryan Sparrow
    Associate Director and Press Secretary
    (819) 997-1441
    or
    Parks Canada
    Irene LeGatt
    Communications Manager
    Saskatchewan South Field Unit
    (306) 975-5814