HOT OFF THE PRESS: VISITFLANDERS publishes 'The Flanders Fields Post' to commemorate the First World War

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One (WWI), VISITFLANDERS, the official tourism agency for Flanders (the northern region of Belgium) and Brussels published and distributed the historically-inspired Flanders Fields Post throughout downtown Toronto.

Starting at Toronto's Old City Hall, period-dressed paperboys provided passersby with the one-time print newspaper that included articles about the historic battle fought in the region, as well as a snapshot of today's culturally diverse Flanders.

Similar commemorations were held in Manchester, U.K. and Dublin, Ireland.

From 2014 to 2018, VISITFLANDERS will bring together the past and present through a variety of commemorative initiatives.

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About VISITFLANDERS
Situated in the North of Belgium, Flanders, which includes Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen offers historic attractions and architecture, as well as world-renowned cuisine and culture. For more information visit www.flandersfields1418.com.

Image with caption: "As part of four years of commemorative activities, and to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One, VISITFLANDERS, the official tourism agency for Flanders and Brussels, published and distributed the historically-inspired Flanders Fields Post throughout downtown Toronto on August 4, 2014. (CNW Group/VISITFLANDERS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140804_C2040_PHOTO_EN_4609.jpg

Image with caption: "On August 4, 2014, to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One , period-dressed paperboys provided passersby with the one-time print newspaper, The Flanders Fields Post. Produced by VISITFLANDERS, as part of a four-year centenary initiative the paper includes articles about the historic battles fought in the region, as well as a snapshot of today’s culturally diverse Flanders. (CNW Group/VISITFLANDERS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140804_C2040_PHOTO_EN_4610.jpg

Image with caption: "“This is an important time of remembrance in Canada and around the world,” said Line Vreven, Director and Regional Manager North America at VISITFLANDERS. “Through the commemorative Flanders Fields Post, we invite Canadians to experience Flanders’ multi-year centenary program that honours those who fell in the region during the First World War, 14,000 of which were Canadians.” (CNW Group/VISITFLANDERS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140804_C2040_PHOTO_EN_4611.jpg

SOURCE: VISITFLANDERS

For further information: Media Contacts: Lisa Perruzza, GCI Group Canada, Mobile: 416.461.1049, lisa.perruzza@gcicanada.com

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