Media Advisory - 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (August 19, 2017)

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal will join Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, Indigenous representatives, youth and other special guests at the Dieppe Park (formerly known as the « parc de la Cité-du-Havre »), in Montreal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.

We shall never forget the bravery and sacrifice witnessed during the Dieppe Raid. The Montréal commemorative event that will take place at the Dieppe Park in the City of Montréal is an opportunity to honour and remember those who saw action in what was the single bloodiest day for Canadians in the Second World War.

The commemorative ceremony on August 19 will include an artillery salute, the performing of the Last Post followed by two minutes of silence, and an account of the Dieppe Raid by historian Béatrice Richard. The ceremony will conclude with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.



Dieppe Park


August 19, 2017


2:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Note: All times local

Notes for media:

  • Media representatives must arrive no later than 1:30 pm.
  • The park is located at the west end of the Concorde bridge and is north of the Habitat 67 (see the link).The parking entrance is located at 3400 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue. Some parking spots are reserved for media representatives.
  • Open coverage of the ceremony and photo opportunities from designated areas only.
  • Media can contact Veterans Affairs Canada Media Relations in advance at 613-992-7468 or by e-mail at with any questions.

For more information on Dieppe 75 events in Canada, visit:

2017 is a special year of commemoration for Canada as we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada 150.


SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468,; Sarah McMaster, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Marc-André Gosselin, Press Secretary, Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee, 514-290-1194; Jules Chamberland-Lajoie, Public Relations Officer, City of Montréal, Media Relations Division, 514-475-6612


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