Last opportunity for media accreditation for 75th anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy commemorations in Normandy, France

Media advisory

Ottawa An official Government of Canada delegation will participate in events in Normandy, France from June 3-8, 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The delegation will include D-Day and Normandy Campaign Veterans, representatives from Veterans and Indigenous organizations, parliamentarians and youth. A contingent of the Canadian Armed Forces including units and branches involved in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, will also participate in ceremonies and events.

Veterans Affairs Canada will host three ceremonies open to media on June 5, 6  and 7, respectively. Accredited members of the media will be provided with a designated area for the ceremony. There may be photo and interview opportunities with delegation members.

Registration is mandatory for all of these ceremonies. The last chance for media to register for accreditation is May 15, 2019.

June 5, 4 p.m. (CET) *Time subject to change
Ceremony at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Members of the media who wish to cover this ceremony must register online.

June 6, time TBC
Signature Ceremony at Juno Beach Centre
Members of the media who wish to cover this ceremony must contact vac.ddaymedia-mediajourj.acc@canada.ca to register.

June 7, 10 a.m. (CET) *Time subject to change
Ceremony at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Members of the media who wish to cover this ceremony must register online.

For more information on the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy events in Canada and France, please visit this page.

Contacts

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.ddaymedia-mediajourj.acc@canada.ca

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