Media advisory - Important gathering before deployment of Quebec troops to Afghanistan

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, June 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are
invited to join about 2 000 soldiers that will soon deploy to Afghanistan and
their relatives during activities that will take place at the Quebec City
Convention Centre this Friday, June 22, between 1:00 P.M. and 9:30 p.m.
    Activities will be conducted by gathering the soldiers and their
relatives in a common place in order to underline the departure. Furthermore,
a march-past held will be an excellent opportunity to thank the population for
its support to the troops and to say goodbye.

    Temporary schedule (June 22, 2007)(*)

    - 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.: Family activities (ex.: clowns, inflatable
      games and face-paint) and a meal reserved for soldiers and their
      relatives in the Quebec City Convention Centre (1000, Blvd René-
      Lévesque East)

    - 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.: Parade for military relatives in the Quebec
      City Convention Centre

    - 8:30 P.M. to 21:30 P.M.: March-past for citizens in the streets of
      Quebec City

    (*) The final schedule of activities and the anticipated route of the
        march-past in the streets of Quebec City will be revealed by means of
        a news release later today.

    All media representatives that wish to cover one activity or the other
must obtain an accreditation from Mr. Alex Maillé, by calling : (418)844-5000
ext. 4224.

For further information:

For further information: Lieutenant (Navy) Bruno Tremblay, 5 Canadian
Mechanized Brigade Group, Public Affairs Officer, (418) 844-5000, ext. 4688,
Pager: (418) 260-3082

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