Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 20, 2007 17:06 ET

Veterans Affairs Canada: Media Invited to Participate in Vimy Anniversary Events in France

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 20, 2007) - Veterans Affairs Canada is organizing events to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the dedication of the restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

Media are invited to participate in this overseas event as a member of the Veterans Affairs contingent which will include Veterans and Canadian Forces Members. Those interested should contact Veterans Affairs Canada by email or fax (below) by February 28. Media should include an outline of proposed coverage plans, target audience and circulation/reach with expressions of interest and must hold a valid passport. Please note that space is limited to six media seats.

Departure is from Ottawa on April 5th with events in France from April 7-9. The contingent will return to Canada on April 11th.

In addition to the Veterans Affairs contingent, thousands of Canadians and French, including an estimated 5,000 Canadian youth, are expected to attend the events at Vimy in April.

For more information on specific criteria for media delegates, visit

VIMY - Honour the Legacy

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