The Canada Pavilion at the BC Home and Garden Show

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - The Canada Pavilion will be at the BC Home and
Garden Show from February 20 to 24, 2008.
    "We are pleased to be at the BC Home and Garden Show with the Canada
Pavilion for the second time," said the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister
of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). "The Canada Pavilion
provides an opportunity for Canadians to meet face to face with
representatives from the Government of Canada and is also an excellent way for
Canadians to learn more about the Government's priorities."
    Focusing on the theme Public Safety - Get Prepared, the Canada Pavilion
includes many interactive activities. For example, in the event of a natural
disaster, do you have what you need to be self-sufficient for at least
72 hours? With the aid of videos, demonstrations and interactive displays such
as the Hurricane Hologram, our representatives will explain how to get
prepared. In addition, visitors will learn about Canada's contributions to the
mission in Afghanistan and discover the Atlas of Canada's on-line collection
of over 1,400 maps, and much more. You can also meet our mascot Bravo, who
will be around to entertain the young and young at heart.
    Come and discover the federal programs and services available to you by
stopping by the Canada Pavilion at the BC Home and Garden Show.
    In 2007-08, the Canada Pavilion is visiting ten Canadian communities from
coast to coast. As the flagship of the Government of Canada's Exhibitions
Program, the Canada Pavilion has won a number of prizes. Since its creation in
2000, the Exhibitions Program has provided information to more than six and
one-half million visitors.

    For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit or call the toll-free number 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For
more information on the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program and its
2007-2008 tour, visit

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