OTTAWA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - An official Government of Canada delegation will participate in a series of events in Normandy, France from June 3-9, 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The delegation will include Veterans, representatives from Indigenous and Veterans organizations, parliamentarians and youth. A contingent of the Canadian Armed Forces made up of units and branches involved in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will also participate in ceremonies and events.
Veterans Affairs Canada's signature ceremony will take place on Juno Beach on June 6, 2019. Accredited members of the media will be provided with a designated area for the ceremony. There may be photo and interview opportunities with delegation members.
Members of the media who wish to cover this event must register by emailing [email protected] no later than April 15th, 2019. Please note that registration is required in order to cover this event.
Members of the media interested in broadcasting this event are required to confirm via email no later than March 26th, 2019.
For more information on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy events in Canada and France, please visit this page.
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, [email protected]