Media Advisory Afghan Legacy Album Book Launch
MA – 10.004 – October 30, 2014 OTTAWA, ONT. – The media are invited to the Cartier Square Drill Hall at 6 p.m. November 3, for the launch of the Afghan Legacy Coffee Table Book “Afghanistan: A Canadian Story”- a collection of stories and photos from men and women who served Canada in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014.
For over four years volunteers have been gathering stories and photos from men and women who served Canada in Afghanistan, as members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, Municipal Police, Corrections Canada, media and as civilians. 150 Canadians have shared their deployed experiences between 2001 and 2014 in this remarkable collection.
Keynote speakers are LGen Jonathan Vance, Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (subject to operational demands), and MGen Dean Milner, Commander 1st Canadian Division and the last Commander of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed to Afghanistan.
Where: The Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, Ontario
When: November 3, 2014 at 6 p.m. Media are advised to arrive 30 minutes prior.
What: The book will be launched in a traditional military ceremony that will include a military band and escort, words of Remembrance, a display of Combat Camera images from the Canadian Afghan Mission and a preview of the book.
There will be a reception following the launch. Copies of the book can be purchased (cash only) on site.
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Note to Editor: Public parking for the Ottawa event can be found in the vicinity of the Ottawa City Hall.
For information on the Cartier Square Drill Hall contact Capt Rob Brogan – 613 240 7412 – ROBERT.BROGAN@forces.gc.ca
Afghanistan A Canadian Story Facebook page will also provide updates on pending launch events. https://www.facebook.com/Canadian.Afghanistan.Combat.Mission
There is a launch in Edmonton on Monday, Nov. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (Bldg. 161, Mons Ave, Lancaster Park). Questions to Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre Phone: (780) 973-4011 ext 6325 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a launch planned for Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, Victoria BC for November 6th. Contact email@example.com
Afghanistan: A Canadian Story News release – 27.10.2014
Canadian Afghan Mission Legacy Album Launches OTTAWA, ONT. – On Monday November 3rd, the Cameron Highlanders will host the public launch of the coffee table book “Afghanistan: A Canadian Story” at 6:00 p.m. at the Cartier Square Drill Hall. 2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.
“Afghanistan: A Canadian Story” is a chronological compilation of photos and stories from almost 150 men and women who served Canada in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014. Volunteers from across Canada have collected stories and photos from Veterans of this mission for over four years, drawing on the experiences and reflections of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, Municipal Police, Corrections Canada, embedded media, and civilians. The result is a fascinating and often moving collaborative narrative that provides a rare glimpse into the human perspective of the longest ever Canadian combat mission.
Keynote speakers will be Lieutenant General Jonathan Vance, Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) (subject to operational demands), who served two tours with distinction in Afghanistan, and Major General Dean Milner, Commander 1st Canadian Division, and the last Canadian commander in Afghanistan.
The keynote speakers will be followed by Words of Remembrance for those Canadians who lost their lives in the Afghan Mission and two minutes of silence.
The launch will be supported by a traditional military ceremony, with bands, flags and an escort and will include a presentation of photographs drawn from the Canadian Forces Combat Camera Afghan Mission collection.
Note to Editor: There is a second launched planned for Edmonton Alberta November 17th. More information is available through the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resources Centre. Contact Angela Duckworth firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about “Afghanistan; A Canadian Story” go to www.afghanistanacanadianstory.ca or contact Lieutenant (Navy) (retired) Melanie Graham, email@example.com project coordinator.
For the Cameron Highlanders contact Capt Rob Brogan – 613 240 7412 – ROBERT.BROGAN@forces.gc.ca
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