Canada Pavilion coming to the Victoria Tall Ships

    VICTORIA, BC, June 25 /CNW/ - The Canada Pavilion will be featured at the
Victoria Tall Ships from June 26 to 29, 2008.
    "The Government of Canada is pleased to present the Canada Pavilion for
the second time at the Victoria Tall Ships" said the Honourable Michael M
Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. "The
Pavilion, which provides an opportunity for Canadians to meet with government
representatives, is an excellent way for Canadians to learn more about their
government's priorities."
    Various programs and activities will be featured at the Canada Pavilion,
including activities surrounding this year's theme, the Great Canadian North.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about this territory, which
covers a large area of Canada, through educational displays such as an
iceberg, a giant circumpolar map and the creation of an inuksuk. As well,
visitors will be able to have their picture taken in a sea kayak.
    Visitors will learn about a Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB), also known as
electric bicycle or e-bike, marine safety and much more.
    In addition, visitors can also meet the Canada Pavilion's mascot named
Bravo, who will be around to entertain the young and young at heart. Come and
discover the federal programs and services available by visiting the Canada
Pavilion at the Victoria Tall Ships.
    In 2008-2009, the Canada Pavilion will be visiting 10 Canadian
communities from coast to coast. As the flagship exhibit of the Government of
Canada Exhibitions Program, the Pavilion has won a number of prizes since its
creation in 2000, and provided information to more than six million visitors.

    For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit or call toll-free at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For more
information on the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program and its 2008-2009
tour, visit

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