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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.


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.


75th anniversary of the Bell Island U-boats attacks

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador– The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will join community members, Veterans and their family members, youth and other special guests at Lance Cove Beach on Bell Island to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bell Island U-boat attacks.


Budget 2017

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will meet with Canadian Armed Forces Members and their families to provide details on changes to VAC programs and benefits that will do more to support Canada’s Veterans and their families.


Budget 2017 announcement to assist Canada’s Veterans and their families – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec – Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will meet with Canadian Armed Forces Members and their families to provide details on changes to VAC programs and benefits that will do more to support Canada’s Veterans and their families.


Prime Minister to attend Dieppe Raid ceremony at the National War Memorial

| Veterans Affairs Canada | media advisories

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will join the Government of Canada delegation as they return to Canada from Dieppe, France, for a closing commemorative ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.


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