The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will tour the lower mainland and Vancouver Island this week to meet with Veterans, stakeholders and organizations to discuss priorities facing Veterans.
Edmonton, AB – Bernard Butler, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Commemoration with Veterans Affairs Canada, will join Canadian Football League (CFL) Commissioner Randy Ambrosie, Jackie Gaudaur, daughter of the late Jake Gaudaur, members of the CFL and special guests to present the prestigious Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award at the 2018 Shaw CFL Awards.
The public and the media are invited to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada’s student guides at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial near the village of Albert, in the Somme region of France.
Ottawa, ON – Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence will participate in the annual Turn to Busan commemorative ceremony to pay tribute to Canadians who served and died in the Korean War.
Charlotte Bastien, acting Assistant Deputy Minister at Veterans Affairs Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, will attend a commemorative ceremony on Aboriginal Veterans Day in Winnipeg to honour and remember all of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who have served and those who have given their lives for our freedom.
The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the end of the First World War by sending an official delegation to Belgium to take part in ceremonies and events from November 9 to11, 2018.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, His Worship Jim Watson, the Mayor of Ottawa, and Glenn Ogden, Acting Director at the Canadian War Museum, will host the annual Candlelight Tribute to honour our country’s fallen heroes and Veterans, and pass the torch of remembrance from Veterans to youth.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence along with the Honourable George Furey, Speaker of the Senate, and the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, will host the annual Senate Ceremony of Remembrance to honour those who have served to preserve Canada’s freedom.