Government of Canada commemorates Canada’s Hundred Days at local college and Thomas Ricketts, VC, at Kiwanis-Thomas Ricketts Memorial Peace Park

Media advisory

St. John’s, NL The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a learning activity with students from St. Bonaventure’s College and doctoral candidate Christopher Reid on the morning of October 12, 2018. The activity will be followed by the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to Captain Robert Kent, M.C., a former student of the college. The Minister will also launch the new 2018 Veterans’ Week poster with the students from the college.

On the afternoon of October 14, 2018, Minister O’Regan will attend a ceremony, led by the Kiwanis Club of Kelligrews and the Kiwanis-Thomas Ricketts Memorial Peace Park Committee, paying tribute to Victoria Cross recipient Thomas Ricketts. He will be accompanied by a representative from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and His Worship Terry French, Mayor of Conception Bay South.

The media are invited to attend the morning event at St. Bonaventure’s College. The public and media are invited to participate in the afternoon ceremony led by the Kiwanis Club of Kelligrews and the Kiwanis-Thomas Ricketts Memorial Peace Park Committee at the Kiwanis-Thomas Ricketts Memorial Peace Park. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #CanadaRemembers and #Canadas100Days, or visit veterans.gc.ca/100days.


Date:          Friday, October 12, 2018
Morning event
Time: 09:30 (NDT)
          St. Bonaventure’s College
          2A Bonaventure Avenue
          St. John’s, NL


Date:          Sunday, October 14, 2018
Afternoon event
Time: 14:30 (NDT)
           Kiwanis-Thomas Ricketts Memorial Peace Park
           925 Conception Bay Highway
           Conception Bay South, NL


As well as the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice, 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, the 10th anniversary of National Peacekeepers’ Day, and the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Sicily and the beginning of the Italian Campaign in the Second World War.

Contacts

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

Alex Wellstead
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
alex.wellstead@canada.ca


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