Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

June 27, 2005 11:30 ET

The Canada Pavilion Salutes Canada's Veterans at the Festival of Lights

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(CCNMatthews - June 27, 2005) - The Canada Pavilion team is excited about participating at this year's Festival of Lights from June 30 to July 3, 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 veteran's achievements and an opportunity to preserve the memory of their momentous sacrifices.

The Life of a Canadian Soldier, this 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.

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 Festival of Lights in Charlottetown is the second 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 Festival of Lights!

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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