VALCARTIER, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- Following the announcement of Valcartier troops for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), media are invited to the Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport where Chris Alexander, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence, will make remarks and attend the official send-off ceremony of the platoon.
Journalists are also invited to the gathering preceding the departure of the troops from Valcartier Garrison earlier that morning. Journalists attending the gathering will be able to interact with the troops and their families, and also members of the senior staff.
1) Departure from Valcartier GarrisonWhen : June 21 at 9 a.m.Where : Valcartier Garrison2) Send-Off Ceremony with PS AlexanderWhen : June 21 at 11:00 a.m.Where: Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport Roger Demers Building 700, 7e Rue de l'Aeroport Quebec, QC
Notes to editor/news director:
Only attending journalists will be able to interview troops deploying. No interviews will be granted by Valcartier troops prior to the event.
If you wish to attend any of the above events, please contact the 5th Mechanized Brigade Group of Canada Public Affairs Office to confirm at 418 844-5000 ext. 4688 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the day of the event, please be at the main gate of Valcartier Garrison no later than 8:45 a.m. to be escorted to the first event, and at the Government Air Transportation Services next to the International Terminal no later than 10:30 a.m. to be escorted to the send-off ceremony featuring PS Alexander.
For information on MINUSTAH : www.minustah.org
For information on Operation Hamlet: http://www.cjoc-coic.forces.gc.ca/exp/hamlet/index-eng.asp