Media advisory - Quebec City's 400th anniversary - Canadian Rangers on their way to Quebec and Wendake



    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, Jan. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Reunited in
Saguenay, after travelling hundreds of kilometres by snowmobile, 40 Canadian
Rangers, comprised of a majority of members from First Nations; the Cree,
Inuit, Montagnais and Naskapis, will hit the trails for the final leg of their
journey on January 27. They will be travelling through the Réserve faunique
des Laurentides onto a historical meeting with the host nation on January 28
in Wendake. The meeting will be followed by an official welcome at Quebec's
City Hall on January 29.

    Note to media: The Saguenay media are invited to their departure which
will take place on January 27 at 7 a.m. at 3 Wing in Bagotville. Directions
will be available at the main entrance starting at 6:30 a.m.

    The last leg of this trip marks the conclusion of a journey the members
of 2 Canadian Patrol Ranger Group started on January 15 to meet with the
huron-wendat nation and the population of Québec as part of the festivities in
honour of the city's 400th anniversary.

    On January 29, Quebec City's population is invited to give a warm welcome
to the Canadian Rangers as they travel to City Hall by snowmobile. Their
arrival is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be the culminating point of their
journey.

    The Canadian Rangers are recruited on a voluntary basis and ensure a
    military presence in order to protect Canada's sovereignty in remote
    regions, along the shorelines and in isolated areas where other units
    cannot be used in a cost efficient manner. They are an important part of
    Canada's culture and help maintain our heritage.




For further information:

For further information: on this activity, please contact major Carlo De
Ciccio, (450)358-7099 ext. 6051, (450) 542-1102. For more information on the
400th anniversary festivities visit www.quebec400.gc.ca.

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