OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - New mobile applications launched by the
Government of Canada will encourage Canadians from coast to coast to
coast to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and learn more about
Canada's traditions, history and institutions. The Crown in Canada
iPhone application and mobile site were launched today by the
Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages, as part of Diamond Jubilee week.
"Our Government supports commemorating important milestones in Canadian
history, such as the Diamond Jubilee," said Minister Moore. "Part of
commemorating such a special anniversary involves trying to reach new
audiences, including young Canadians. These new applications will
provide an opportunity to encourage Canadian youth to participate in
this celebration of our country's traditions, history, and
institutions, and encourage all Canadians to learn more about the role
of the Crown in Canada."
The new Crown in Canada iPhone application and mobile site will be a
source of information on the Government of Canada's plans for
celebrating The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, including details on the
Diamond Jubilee Medal program and key dates for celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.
The Crown in Canada iPhone application is available for free at www.CanadianCrown.gc.ca. Users of BlackBerry smartphones and other mobile devices can access
the content at m.canadiancrown.gc.ca.
For more information on the Diamond Jubilee, visit www.CanadianCrown.gc.ca. For details on the medal program, see www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)