Wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of CAF Peacekeeping Operations in Cyprus

Media advisory

Ottawa, ON The Government of Canada will host a wreath laying ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Canadian peacekeeping operations in Cyprus at a commemorative event at the National Peacekeeping Monument (The Reconciliation). More than 25,000 Canadian Armed Forces members completed tours on the island of Cyprus between 1964 and 1993. This mission is considered one of Canada’s longest and best-known overseas military commitments.

For more information on Canadian peacekeeping operations in Cyprus:  https://www.veterans.gc.ca/fra/remembrance/wars-and-conflicts/caf-operations/cyprus

Veterans and event participants will be available to media following the ceremony.

Location:    National Peacekeeping Monument (The Reconciliation)
                      Sussex Drive and St. Patrick Street
                      Ottawa, Ontario

Date:           Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Time:           11:00 ET

Media who wish to participate must register by contacting media@veterans.gc.ca with their name and media outlet.

If you anticipate any accessibility barriers, please let us know and we will work with you to enable your participation.


Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada

Isabelle Arseneau
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

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