/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Accreditation: Obtain Media Passes for Canada Day 2017 in Canada's Capital Region/

Canadian Heritage is inviting journalists to attend Canada Day in Ottawa–Gatineau.

OTTAWA, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Heritage is inviting journalists to attend the Canada Day celebrations in Canada's Capital Region. Festivities will be taking place from June 30 to July 2, 2017, on Parliament Hill, at the Canadian Museum of History and in Major's Hill Park. A detailed list of events is available on the Canada Day website.

What's more, for the first time, Parliament Hill will be hosting WE Day on Sunday, July 2, 2017!

Media representatives will need Canada Day accreditation to access all designated media areas on Parliament Hill on July 1 and 2.

All media representatives who are not members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery must apply for temporary accreditation in advance. Those interested should contact Marc Fortier, Acting Manager of Multi-Media Events, by email at marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Please note that Royal Tour accreditation is also required if you plan to attend the Canada Day Opening Celebration on Parliament Hill from 11:40 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on July 1. The application for accreditation can be accessed through the 2017 Royal Tour Registration and Accreditation online portal. More information is available here.

Media representatives who have a Parliamentary Press Gallery parking space may request a vehicle-circulation pass. They must provide their name and cellular phone number, the type of vehicle and the licence plate number. Please note that this circulation pass only grants access to closed streets; no parking will be allowed, and a police escort will be required at all times. Please abide by the rules associated with the circulation pass (printed on the back), and respect additional signage as well as instructions by law enforcement agencies, where applicable.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All camera positions in the designated media areas will be equipped with a hard-wired audio program feed.

Canadian Heritage complies with and abides by Industry Canada regulations on the use of wireless frequencies. The use of wireless equipment (for instance, microphones, cameras or intercom systems) that interferes with or impedes Canadian Heritage's pre-authorized frequency channels will not be permitted on Parliament Hill from June 26 to July 2, 2017 inclusively.

Members of the media who wish to use wireless equipment must validate their frequency channels with Marc Fortier, Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, at marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca and verify that their equipment operates within those designated channels.


SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca


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