MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Pavilion will be featured at
the Salon national de l'environnement, from June 13 to 15, 2008.
"The Government of Canada is pleased to present the Canada Pavilion for
the first time at the Salon national de l'environnement," said the Honourable
Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
"The Pavilion, which provides an opportunity for Canadians to meet with
government representatives, is an excellent way for Canadians to learn more
about their government's priorities."
Various programs and activities will be featured at the Canada Pavilion,
including activities surrounding this year's theme, the Great Canadian North.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about this territory, which
covers a large area of Canada, through educational displays such as a giant
circumpolar map and the creation of an inukshuk. As well, visitors will be
able to have their picture taken in a sea kayak.
In addition, visitors will learn about radon emission and how to measure
it at home, the ecoENERGY for personal vehicles program, renovations that
respect the environment, and much more.
Visitors can also meet the Canada Pavilion's mascot named Bravo, who will
be around to entertain the young and young at heart. Come and discover the
federal programs and services available by visiting the Canada Pavilion at the
Salon national de l'environnement.
In 2008-2009, the Canada Pavilion will be visiting 10 Canadian
communities across Canada. As the flagship exhibit of the Government of Canada
Exhibitions Program, the Pavilion has won a number of prizes since its
creation in 2000, and provided information to more than six million visitors.
For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit
canada.gc.ca or call toll-free at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For more
information on the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program and its 2008-2009
tour, visit http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.
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