Arrival of the new C-17 Globemaster III: Visit by the Minister of Defence

    ABBOTSFORD, BC, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister
of National Defence, the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International
Cooperation and Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, Chief of the Air Staff, will
welcome the arrival of Canada's new C-17 Globemaster III strategic lift
aircraft at the Abbotsford International Air Show in Abbotsford, BC.

    WHERE:         Abbotsford International Airport
                   On the airfield

    WHEN:          Saturday, August 11, 2007

    TIME:          11:50 a.m. (PDT)

    Following the public statements at approximately 12:10 p.m. PDT, there
will be a photo opportunity with Minister O'Connor, Minister Verner, Lt.-Gen.
Watt and Canadian Forces members.
    Media wishing to attend the above opportunities should seek accreditation
and register with Mr. Ashley Haslett, no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, August
10. Mr. Haslett can be reached at anytime on his mobile phone at 604-763-7472.
After having received media accreditation, and upon arrival at the Airshow,
media should report to the Media Chalet, on the infield of the Abbotsford
International Airport. (Entrance Gates and Parking will be clearly marked.)

    PLEASE NOTE: Unaccredited Media should seek entrance to this announcement
at the "Tower Gate" at the Abbotsford International Airport. Media will
require accreditation, and will be escorted by staff to the announcement on
the field.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Mr. Ashley Haslett, Media
Relations, (604) 763-7472 - Mobile

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