Media Advisory - Norwegian Prime Minister Makes Special Trip to Thank Canada



    Little Norway Memorial Opens in Muskoka to Commemorate Canada's Help in
    WWII

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -

    
    Who:      Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway and the
              Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, Minister of FedNor
              and Member of Parliament for Parry Sound/Muskoka

    What:     The official opening of the "Little Norway Memorial Terminal"
              building which recognizes the role Canada played in helping
              train members of the Royal Norwegian air force during the
              Second World War. The memorial building contains artefacts,
              paintings, articles, books and memorabilia related to the
              training of pilots and aircrew at the camp from May 4, 1942
              until the end of World War II.

    Where:    Muskoka Airport
              Gravenhurst Parkway (District Road No.1)
              (Just off highway 11, between Bracebridge and Gravenhurst -
              take exit 175 and follow the signs)

    When:     Tuesday, September 25, 2007
              12 Noon - Presentations and ribbon cutting ceremony

    Why:      The memorial building commemorates the lives and sacrifices of
              the airmen and women of "Little Norway" ensuring their legacy
              will not be forgotten and to provide understanding and
              appreciation of the long-standing and continuing connections
              between Norway and Canada.

                   Photo, Video and Interview Opportunities
                       Vintage-era Aircraft on Display
    





For further information:

For further information: Kevin Putnam, Expresso, (w.) (416) 537-1128 or
(m.) (416) 417-1893

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