Minister MacAulay to launch commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands with poster unveiling

Media advisory

Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Henk Snoeken, Consul General for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will unveil the poster commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and V‑E Day, alongside Veterans of the Second World War.

Minister MacAulay, along with other event participants, will be available to media for a photo opportunity following the unveiling.

Location:        The Seaforth Armoury
1650 Burrard Street
                        Vancouver, BC

Date:               Thursday, 5 March 2020

Time:               10:00 AM PST

There will be media availability via teleconference with the Veteran featured on the poster on 4 March 2020. Please contact Media Relations at Veterans Affairs Canada for more details and to register. The teleconference with Veteran is under embargo until end of ceremony on March 5. The Veteran may be available following the unveiling for on-site media interviews and pictures.

Join the conversation on social media by using #VEDay75, #Netherlands75 and #CanadaRemembers; learn more at

The 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and the end of the Second World War in Europe (V‑E Day) will be marked by events in Canada and overseas.


Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada

John Embury
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

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