Media advisory - "Notes From Home" cross Canada tour - Sending greetings to Canadians serving in Afghanistan

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Aug. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - "Notes from Home" is a
memory book that is circulating across Canada to provide Canadian Forces'
members and others the opportunity to write small greetings to our Canadian
soldiers and civilians serving abroad.
    The project originated with Master Corporal Renay Groves, who is
currently stationed in Ottawa. After having been approached regularly by
Canadians expressing their support for the military, Master Corporal Groves
came up with the idea of a memory book as a means for Canadians to write their
personal notes of appreciation to Canadian Forces members serving overseas.
The book has been signed by General Rick Hillier, the Chief of the Defence
Staff, who wholeheartedly supports this venture.
    Following a cross-Canada tour, Master Corporal Groves will take the
"Notes from Home" collection to Afghanistan where Canadian soldiers will have
an opportunity to read the comments. Eventually, the book will be returned to
Canada and be placed in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

    On August 13, 2007, the book will be available for viewing and signing at
the following time and location:

    -   Between 9:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M.:  Valcartier Family Center
                                           Building 93 (continue after the
                                           main entrance of the Valcartier
                                           Garrison, and turn left at the
                                           intersection of Jacques-Cartier
                                           Blvd and Place Vanier (diagonally
                                           with the Tim Hortons in Shannon)

    Media representatives that wish to see the book are asked to contact
    Second Lieutenant Andréanne Girard, assistant to the public affairs
    officer, at one of the numbers written below.

For further information:

For further information: Second Lieutenant Andréanne Girard, Assistant
to the public affairs officer of 5 CMBG, (418) 844-5000 ext 6637, Pager: (418)

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