/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (August 19, 2017)/

/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (August 19, 2017)/

Canada NewsWire

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal will join Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, Indigenous representatives, youth and other special guests at the Dieppe Park (formerly known as the « parc de la Cité-du-Havre »), in Montreal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.

We shall never forget the bravery and sacrifice witnessed during the Dieppe Raid. The Montréal commemorative event that will take place at the Dieppe Park in the City of Montréal is an opportunity to honour and remember those who saw action in what was the single bloodiest day for Canadians in the Second World War.

The commemorative ceremony on August 19 will include an artillery salute, the performing of the Last Post followed by two minutes of silence, and an account of the Dieppe Raid by historian Béatrice Richard. The ceremony will conclude with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

 

Location:

Dieppe Park

Date:

August 19, 2017

Time:

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Note: All times local

 

Notes for media:

  • Media representatives must arrive no later than 1:30 pm.
  • The park is located at the west end of the Concorde bridge and is north of the Habitat 67 (see the link).The parking entrance is located at 3400 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue. Some parking spots are reserved for media representatives.
  • Open coverage of the ceremony and photo opportunities from designated areas only.
  • Media can contact Veterans Affairs Canada Media Relations in advance at 613-992-7468 or by e-mail at vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca with any questions.

For more information on Dieppe 75 events in Canada, visit: Canada.ca/Dieppe75

2017 is a special year of commemoration for Canada as we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada 150.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal – Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2017/19/c1394.html

/R E P E A T — Back-to-School Sports Celebration – Olympic medallists Bruny Surin and Josée Bélanger, former safety Matthieu Proulx and Olympic athlete Jacqueline Simoneau launch the activities at the brand new Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent/

/R E P E A T — Back-to-School Sports Celebration – Olympic medallists Bruny Surin and Josée Bélanger, former safety Matthieu Proulx and Olympic athlete Jacqueline Simoneau launch the activities at the brand new Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent/

Canada NewsWire

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - A great event is the works at the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex! Media representatives are invited to attend the Back-to-School Sports Celebration marking the launch of the first full season of activities at the brand new sports facility. The program for this special day will include on-site entertainment, a tour, shows, sports demonstrations and a get-together with the athlete-ambassadors of the project.

The following people will be speaking at this event and will be available for individual interviews:

  • Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent
  • Sports ambassadors:
    • Josée Bélanger (Bronze Soccer Medallist at the Rio Olympics)
    • Matthieu Proulx (former Montreal Alouettes’ safety)
    • Jacqueline Simoneau (Olympic athlete from Saint-Laurent and a rising star in synchronized swimming)
    • Bruny Surin (Olympic champion in track and field)

 

Date:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time:

Noon, when doors will open to the general public

12:15 p.m.: Performance of circus artists

12:30 p.m.: Speeches and kick-off marking the start of activities

12:50 p.m.: Tour of sports grounds, individual interviews

1:30 p.m.: Synchronized swimming demonstration with Jacqueline Simoneau

Location:

Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent
2395 boulevard Thimens, Saint-Laurent

 

About the project

The building design was selected following an architecture competition won by a team consisting of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes – Hughes Condon Marler Architects | SNC Lavalin inc. This 3-storey, 16,500-square-metre complex includes an indoor soccer field, a 25-metre swimming pool with an access ramp, a gradual-depth recreational/wading pool, a gymnasium, a gymnastics palestra, a multi-purpose room as well as an additional training room. The building was certified LEED Gold in May 2017 for its ecological construction.

The project has benefited from joint financial assistance of over $23.3 million from the Canadian and Québec governments, within the Large Urban Centres component of the Building Canada Fund-Québec. The project has also benefited from the support of the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as well as from the support of Ville de Montréal, for a total investment of $55 million.

Please note that the athletes’ presence is planned until 3 p.m.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal – Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2017/19/c4534.html

/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (August 19, 2017)/

/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (August 19, 2017)/

Canada NewsWire

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal will join Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, Indigenous representatives, youth and other special guests at the Dieppe Park (formerly known as the « parc de la Cité-du-Havre »), in Montreal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.

We shall never forget the bravery and sacrifice witnessed during the Dieppe Raid. The Montréal commemorative event that will take place at the Dieppe Park in the City of Montréal is an opportunity to honour and remember those who saw action in what was the single bloodiest day for Canadians in the Second World War.

The commemorative ceremony on August 19 will include an artillery salute, the performing of the Last Post followed by two minutes of silence, and an account of the Dieppe Raid by historian Béatrice Richard. The ceremony will conclude with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

 

Location:

Dieppe Park

Date:

August 19, 2017

Time:

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Note: All times local

Notes for media:

  • Media representatives must arrive no later than 1:30 pm.
  • The park is located at the west end of the Concorde bridge and is north of the Habitat 67 (see the link).The parking entrance is located at 3400 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue. Some parking spots are reserved for media representatives.
  • Open coverage of the ceremony and photo opportunities from designated areas only.
  • Media can contact Veterans Affairs Canada Media Relations in advance at 613-992-7468 or by e-mail at vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca with any questions.

For more information on Dieppe 75 events in Canada, visit: Canada.ca/Dieppe75

2017 is a special year of commemoration for Canada as we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada 150.

 

SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2017/19/c5906.html