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August 5, 2005
City of Toronto to unveil Peacekeepers' inscription on East York Civic Centre Cenotaph
  
On behalf of the City of Toronto, Councillor Case Ootes (Ward 29,
Toronto-Danforth), along with the Canadian Association of Veterans in United
Nations Peacekeeping will unveil an inscription on the East York Civic Centre
Cenotaph that commemorates the sacrifices made by Canadian Peacekeepers over
the years.

Councillor Ootes will read the Peacekeepers' Day proclamation in honour of all
Canadian peacekeepers.

Date: Tuesday, August 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Memorial Gardens, East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.

On August 9, 1974 nine Canadian Peacekeepers lost their lives when their plane
was shot down crossing the Syrian border. It is the largest single-incident
loss of life in Canadian Peacekeeping history.

Since 1948, almost 125,000 Canadians have participated in United Nation
Peacekeeping Missions. This is unsurpassed by any nation. To date, 120
Canadians have lost their lives while on peacekeeping missions.


Media contacts:

Nancy MacSween
Protocol Officer
Protocol
City Clerk’s Office
416-392-6745

Jim Kelly
Vice President
Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping 416-431-6694



 

 

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