Media Advisory: Harper Government to Unveil Animals in War Dedication

Harper Government to Unveil Animals in War Dedication

November 1, 2012 – Veterans Affairs Canada

Ottawa — Mr. Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans and representative for the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Senator Yonah Martin, Mrs. Laureen Harper, Honorary Patron of the Animals in War Dedication Project, Brigadier-General M.K. Overton, Assistant Chief of Military Personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces, and Mr. Russell Mills, Chair of the National Capital Commission, will join Veteran Lloyd Swick, founder of the Animals in War Dedication Project, in unveiling the Animals in War Dedication to honour animals who served alongside their human comrades in war.

Location: Confederation Park
Corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
The event will take place rain or shine.

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Media are requested to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the event.

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Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Phone: 613-992-7468
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 613-996-4649

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