Canada Pavilion coming to The Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights



    CHARLOTTETOWN, June 24 /CNW/ - The Canada Pavilion will be featured at
the Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights from June 27 to July 1, 2009.
    "The Government of Canada is pleased to present the Canada Pavilion at
the Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights this year," said the Honourable
Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services. "The
Pavilion provides an excellent opportunity for Canadians and visitors to learn
more about the programs and services offered to them and to find out more
about the government's priorities."
    The Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights is an annual, week-long event
where over 70,000 people flock to the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront to
celebrate in Canada's birthplace. Several government departments will be
showcased at the Canada Pavilion, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
who will be promoting the theme of "Canadian Agriculture in the World." Other
departments featured at the Canada Pavilion include Canadian Heritage,
Veterans Affairs, Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency.
    This year's Canada Pavilion theme is the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games-an
international event that will give this country a unique opportunity to
showcase itself to the world.
    Canada Pavilion visitors will have the opportunity to meet
representatives from the Government of Canada and learn more about the 2010
Winter Games through a series of educational displays and interactive
activities. Come and test your abilities with a memory game about the 2010
Winter Games, admire a replica of the Olympic Torch, find out when the torch
relay will come near your community on our giant map or Internet station, and
take a closer look at a sit-ski used in the Paralympic ski events.
    Visitors will also have the chance to personally meet Miga, Quatchi and
Sumi-the 2010 Winter Games mascots, inspired by local Aboriginal mythological
creatures, who will be on hand to entertain the young and young at heart.
    During the 2009-2010 tour, the Canada Pavilion will visit 10 communities
across the country. As the flagship exhibit of the Government of Canada
Exhibitions Program, the Canada Pavilion has won numerous 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 2009-2010
tour, http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/expo/index-eng.html.
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For further information: Media Relations, Public Works and Government
Services Canada, (819) 956-2315, media@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca


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