Media Alert - This Remembrance Week How Will Canadian Youth Remember Canada's Greatest Military Achievements?

    TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:      Explorica Launches Its Largest Educational Teacher-Led Tour

               "Remembering Ortona"

               6,000 Students To Participate

    WHEN:      Thursday, Nov. 8 '07, 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:     48Th Highlanders of Canada, Moss Park Armoury
               130 Queen St. E., Toronto
               (Officer's Mess, SE corner, 2nd Flr.)

               Accredited journalists may RSVP by calling (905) 274-1620 to

    FOCUS:     "Remembering Ortona" Tour Highlights:

               -  How Explorica Teacher-led tours are creating greater
                  awareness of Canada's greatest military achievements
                  through meaningful traveling experiences.

               -  The launch of "Hands Across the Generations" Quilt - A
                  creative project that will connect each tour participant
                  with a Canadian soldier who died in Ortona or during the
                  Italian Campaign, and with Canadian soldiers currently
                  serving in Afghanistan.

    SPEAKER:   Dave Robinson, Dpt. Head, Canada & World Studies, Port Perry
               High School and the National Co-ordinator, "Return to Vimy
               Ridge" and "Remembering Ortona" Tours

    PHOTO OP:  Following the conference, War Veterans (Ortona 1943), speakers
               tour participants ("Vimy Ridge" and "Remembering Ortona") will
               be available for one-on-one interviews and photo

    For more information on Explorica and "Remembering Ortona," visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Clara Northcott, Northcott
Communications, T: (905) 274-1620, EM:

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