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

Media Advisory

Ottawa (Ontario) – 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. The ceremony will honour all those who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Dieppe Raid.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in Ottawa on August 22, 2017 at the National War Memorial must submit a request for accreditation by Monday, August 21, 2017. Information required for accreditation includes the individual’s name, surname, media outlet and position.

Interested media can request accreditation through Collin Lafrance of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-4511 or collin.lafrance@parl.gc.ca.

Accredited members of the media will be provided with photo and interview opportunities with delegation members and a designated area during ceremonies.

Public commemorative ceremonies include:

Location:    National War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ottawa, Ontario       

Date:          Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time:          9:30 AM

Note: All times local
 

For more information on Dieppe 75 events in Canada, visit: veterans.gc.ca/Dieppe75.

2017 is a special year of commemoration for Canada as we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada 150.

 

Media inquiries:

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca

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