Harper Government Launches iPhone Application for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee

OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - New mobile applications launched by the Government of Canada will encourage Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and learn more about Canada's traditions, history and institutions. The Crown in Canada iPhone application and mobile site were launched today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, as part of Diamond Jubilee week.

"Our Government supports commemorating important milestones in Canadian history, such as the Diamond Jubilee," said Minister Moore. "Part of commemorating such a special anniversary involves trying to reach new audiences, including young Canadians. These new applications will provide an opportunity to encourage Canadian youth to participate in this celebration of our country's traditions, history, and institutions, and encourage all Canadians to learn more about the role of the Crown in Canada."

The new Crown in Canada iPhone application and mobile site will be a source of information on the Government of Canada's plans for celebrating The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, including details on the Diamond Jubilee Medal program and key dates for celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.

The Crown in Canada iPhone application is available for free at www.CanadianCrown.gc.ca. Users of BlackBerry smartphones and other mobile devices can access the content at m.canadiancrown.gc.ca.

For more information on the Diamond Jubilee, visit www.CanadianCrown.gc.ca. For details on the medal program, see www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information:

(media only), please contact:

Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)


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