/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Kent Hehr Honours Ottawa Valley Veterans/

DOUGLAS, ON, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, and John Yakabuski, Member of Provincial Parliament, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, will lay wreaths in honour of Canada's Ottawa Valley Veterans in Douglas, Ontario. 

Media are invited to speak with Minister Hehr prior to the ceremony:



Douglas Cenotaph – located outside of St. Michael's Church

Douglas, Ontario, K0J 1S0


November 4, at 10 am.  (Ceremony will follow at 10:30 am.)


Minister Hehr will also be delivering remarks during the annual remembrance ceremony (open to media):



St. Michael's Catholic School, 5346 Highway 60

Douglas, Ontario K0J 1S0


November 4, at 11 am.


Further, Minister Hehr will be participating in various activities (closed to media) such as:

  • Reception hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 550, 43 A Main Street, Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0 (12 noon)
  • Speaking to students (grades 9-12) at Valour JK-12 School, 19 Leeder Lane, Petawawa, ON (1:45 pm)
  • Visiting Veterans Affairs Canada front-line employees at their Pembroke Area Office, 1100 Pembroke St. E., Suite 201, Pembroke, Ontario (3 pm)

There are countless ways to express your gratitude and appreciation for Canada's brave men and women in uniform. To learn more about the service and sacrifices of Canada's fallen, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel, visit canada.ca/rememberthem.


SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca; Sarah McMaster, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649


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