Media advisory - Governor General to celebrate 100th anniversary of the
Fusiliers Mont-Royal's presence in heart of Plateau

MONTREAL, May 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the military armoury on Henri-Julien Street. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010, in the presence of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean.

The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada will be on hand to mark the official naming of the armoury, which will become the Fusiliers Mont-Royal Armoury in honour of its occupants.

Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, the armoury of Montreal's first Francophone regiment was designated a federal heritage building because of its architecture, its environmental importance and its historical significance.

    
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    Date and time: Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 12 pm
    Place: Fusiliers Mont-Royal Armoury
           Corner of Des Pins Avenue and Henri-Julien Street

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Note to news directors

Members of the media are asked to arrive 30 minutes early. After the ceremony, the regiment's Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, Luc Lavoie, will be available for interviews.

SOURCE National Defence

For further information: For further information: Media: Capitaine Vincent Bouchard, Forces canadiennes, (514) 252-2777 poste 4280, (514) 423-4044 (pagette); Marie-Ève Létourneau, Bureau de presse de Rideau Hall, (613) 998-0287, (613) 302-0912 (cell.), meletourneau@gg.ca


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