National Defence - Media Advisory



    MONTREAL, Oct. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Medias are invited to cover the funerals
and the internment of Colonel Karen Ritchie, the Commander of 5 Area Support
Group, based in Montreal, Qc. Colonel Ritchie died in a tragic car accident on
Monday 13th October 2008.

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    When : Monday 20th October at 13h30

    Where :Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen St. Ottawa

    The internment will immediately follow the religious service at Beechwood
    Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Blvd (corner St-Laurent) in Ottawa
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    Please note that parking spaces will be extremely limited and that it
will be impossible to park any satellite truck near the Cathedral.
    The family of Colonel Karen Ritchie wishes that the Medias respect their
privacy during these difficult times. They do not wish to grant interviews and
request that Medias refrain from approaching the family.




For further information:

For further information: The Medias who wish to attend the ceremony must
contact Captain Marie-Noelle Blanchet, (514) 330-8493 (pager),
blanchet.mn@forces.gc.ca


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