Media Advisory - Military Festivity Program Schedule - Quebec City's 400th Anniversary Celebrations



    VALCARTIER, QC, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, less than 100 days before
the beginning of the celebrations, Brigadier-General Christian Barabé,
Commander Land Force Quebec Area and Joint Task Force (Eastern), accompanied
by the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women
and Official Languages, will unveil the military festivity program schedule as
part of the celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding
of Quebec City.
    The military heritage that Quebec City has acquired over the last
400 years is entrenched in the heritage of many Quebec and Canadian families.
The program, as proposed, will bring this rich collective heritage to the
forefront.

    The event will take place on the Plains of Abraham, opposite Place Jeanne
d'Arc, beginning at 1 p.m. The press conference will be preceeded by a short
demonstration during which the media will have the opportunity to capture
historical and modern images of our soldiers in action.

    The Honourable Josée Verner, Brigadier-General Barabé and the partners
associated with the 400th anniversary activities, including Laurent Tremblay,
federal Commissioner of the 400th anniversary; Luc Lainé, federal Aboriginal
Commissioner; Raymond Lesage, Quebec Provincial Commissioner; Serge Allen,
Quebec City Commissioner; Max Gros-Louis, Grand Chief of the hosting
Huron-Wendat Nation; and Pierre Boulanger, CEO of the 400th festivities, will
be available for personal interviews after the press briefing.




For further information:

For further information: Please confirm your presence before the event
by contacting Captain Jean-Pierre Turcotte at (418) 694-5560, extension 5670;
Media members may arrive at the location beginning at noon via the
intersection of George-VI and Taché Avenues; In the event of bad weather,
media members can confirm the location of their press conference by
telephoning (418) 561-3259 or (418) 569-3266.


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