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Commemorative ceremony to honour Indigenous Veterans

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Michel Doiron, Assistant Deputy Minister at Veterans Affairs Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, will attend a commemorative ceremony on Aboriginal Veterans Day to honour Indigenous men and women who have served Canada over the years


Annual Candlelight Tribute to honour Canada’s fallen heroes and Veterans

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa and Mr. Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum, will attend a Candlelight Tribute to honour our country’s fallen heroes and Veterans, and pass the torch of remembrance to youth.


Launching Veterans’ Week and marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, join Canadian youth and the Government of Canada delegation in remembering the Battle of Passchendaele on November 6, 2017.


Passchendaele 100: Media Accreditation for Events in Belgium

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will lead an official Government of Canada delegation in Ypres, Belgium, from November 7-12 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence will be in Belgium to attend a ceremony at the Tyne Cot Cemetery on November 10. The delegation will include Veterans, representatives from Indigenous and Veterans organizations, descendants of Passchendaele Veterans, parliamentarians, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and youth. The Canadian Armed Forces contingent traveling to Belgium will be composed of units and branches that fought in Passchendaele as well as the band of the Royal 22e Regiment. Events will also be held across Canada to mark the centennial of the Battle of Passchendaele in collaboration with Veterans’ Week events.


Minister O’Regan to visit Charlottetown high school

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will visit students at a Charlottetown high school to unveil this year’s Veterans’ Week poster and highlight the significance of the poster, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.


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