Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 21, 2005 11:18 ET

VAC/Media Advisory: Media Invited to the Launch of the Scouts Canada 'Invitation to Remember' Program at the Canadian War Museum


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FOR: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA

MARCH 21, 2005 - 11:18 ET

VAC/Media Advisory: Media Invited to the Launch of the
Scouts Canada 'Invitation to Remember' Program at the
Canadian War Museum

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2005) - As part of 2005 the
Year of the Veteran, the Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, along with Mike Scott, Chief Commissioner, Scouts
Canada, will be launching the "Invitation to Remember" program in the
Barney Danson Theatre of the new Canadian War Museum.

The event will include the presentation of "thank you" crests by 10
Scouts to 10 veterans in appreciation and honour of their sacrifice for
Canada. After the event, Scouts will demonstrate activities they have
learned in honour of the Year of the Veteran. This event is part of a
Scouts Canada program to present crests to 150,000 veterans across
Canada.

Members of the media are invited to attend this special event.



Date and time: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place - Ottawa, Ontario


Please use the main public entrance or the parking garage. Veterans and
Scouts will be available for media interviews upon request.

2005 the Year of the Veteran: Celebrate. Honour. Remember. Teach. Thank.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468
    or
    Scouts Canada
    Jennifer Austin
    Director of Communications
    (613) 224-5134 ext. 271
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Stephanie Lewis
    Press Secretary
    (613) 996-4649