Notice of Media Conference - Explorica Announces Its Largest Educational Teacher-Led Tour Ever...6,000 Students To Participate in...Remembering Ortona 65th Anniversary Tour

    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - With a passion for creating exciting educational
teacher-led tours, Explorica Canada will be holding a timely news conference
during Remembrance week at two of the regiments that fought at the Battle of
Ortona - the 48th Highlanders at Moss Park Armoury in Toronto, and the
Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment in Belleville, to announce its biggest ever
tour - "Remembering Ortona," a pilgrimage to commemorate the 65th Anniversary
of the Battle of Ortona, one of Canada's greatest military achievements during

    WHERE:    The Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment,187 Pinnacle St.,
              48Th Highlanders of Canada, Moss Park Armoury, 130 Queen St.
              E., Toronto

    WHEN:     Wednesday, Nov. 7, '07, 1:00 p.m. (Belleville) and
              Thursday, Nov. 8 '07, 1:00 p.m. (Toronto)

    FOCUS:    Explorica's next teacher-led tour "Remembering Ortona"

              -  How the success of Explorica's previous student tour to
                 commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy
                 Ridge, France is positively driving higher interest and
                 participation in the "Remembering Ortona" tour - will double
                 from 3,000 to 6,000.

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

              -  How Explorica's passion for teacher-led educational tours is
                 contributing to creating greater awareness of Canadian
                 history and Canada's greatest military achievements.

    SPEAKERS: Dave Robinson, Dpt. Head, Canada & World Studies, Port Perry
              High School in Port Perry and the leader of Explorica's "Vimy
              Ridge" and "Remembering Ortona" Tours

              The Honourary Lieutenant Colonel, The Hastings and Prince
              Edward Regiment, Lt Colonel Bob Wigmore, who fought at Ortona
              (Belleville Conference Only)

    PHOTO OP: Following the Media Conference, speakers and student tour
              participants ("Vimy Ridge" and "Remembering Ortona") will be
              available for one-on-one interviews and photo opportunities.

    For more information on Explorica and Remembering Ortona, visit and

For further information:

For further information: Please R.S.V.P. to Media Contact: Clara
Northcott, Northcott Communications Inc., Tel. (905) 274-1620,

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