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July 08, 2005 11:34 ET

The Canada Pavilion Salutes Canada's Veterans at Calgary Stampede

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 8, 2005) - The Canada Pavilion team is excited about participating at this year's Calgary Stampede from July 7 to July 17, 2005. And for good reason!

In honour of the bravery and commitment of our Canadian war veterans, the Canada Pavilion will feature a special tribute called The Life of a Canadian Soldier.

This is especially fitting, as 2005 is the Year of the Veteran, with events of remembrance taking place throughout the country to recognize the contributions of our veterans. It is a national celebration of veterans' achievements and an opportunity to preserve the memory of their momentous sacrifices.

The Life of a Canadian Soldier, a heart-warming presentation developed by Veterans Affairs Canada, is a theatrical re-enactment that uses artifacts, mementos and the personal memories of our veterans to bring alive the Battle of Vimy Ridge and life as it was in the trenches of France during World War 1.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada will also be part of the Canada Pavilion with an interactive display about the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and Northerners. Visitors can also participate in the building of a small Inuksuk and enjoy an audio-visual montage called Sharing the Story: The Inuksuk

The Canada Pavilion gives Canadians an opportunity to meet in person with Government of Canada representatives from various departments and agencies, and to learn more about the many programs and services available to them.

The Canada Pavilion's presence at the Calgary Stampede is the third in a series of nine special events that will take place from coast to coast during 2005-2006.

Visit the Canada Pavilion when it stops at the Calgary Stampede!

For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit canada.gc.ca or call the toll-free number 1 800 O-Canada.

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Pierre Téotonio
Senior Media Relations Advisor
Public Works and Government Services Canada
(819) 956-2310

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/For further information: Pierre Téotonio
Senior Media Relations Advisor
Public Works and Government Services Canada
(819) 956-2310
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