Toronto ceremony continues cross-Canada commemoration of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Media advisory

Toronto, ON – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, City of Toronto, Veterans and honoured guests will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy with a departure ceremony as part of the commemorative journey across Canada. This spring, trains carrying combat boots— symbolic of the many Canadians who took a similar journey during the Second World War—are travelling across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax. The boots will arrive in Halifax on June 3 and will be part of the Government of Canada signature ceremony on June 6.

Union Station has asked that media interested in attending this event please register by noon ET, May 14 with vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca

Media are encouraged to share the details of the events as follows:

“On May 15, Veterans, their families, youth and the general public are invited to attend the event to commemorate D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Union Station (West Wing) in Toronto at 18:30 ET.”

Location:        Union Station
                         West Wing
                         65 Front Street West
                         Toronto, Ontario       

Date:               Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time:               18:30 ET

Join the conversation on social media by using #CanadaRemembers and #DDay75; learn more at veterans.gc.ca.

As well as the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the end of Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan, and the 75th anniversaries of the Battle of the Scheldt and the Italian Campaign during the Second World War.

Contacts

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468

vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca

John Embury
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
john.embury@canada.ca

Stephanie Diodati
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Toronto
stephanie.diodati@toronto.ca

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