The City of
Charlottetown in the province of Prince Edward Island will be
celebrating its 150th anniversary of it incorporation on 27
The city was named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. The
mayor, Clifford Lee, has set up a committee to review all suggestions,
and has asked that they be forwarded to: The 150th Celebrations
Committee, P.O. Box 98, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7K2.
The Queen and Prince Philip will pay a visit to both provinces from May 17 to May 25, 2005.
Year of the Veteran - 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII
The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of
Veteran's Affairs, declared on 05 November, 2004 that 2005 will be
dedicated to paying tribute to Canada's Veterans and the year will be
known as "The Year of the Veteran." It will also mark the 60th
anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
In a speech to veterans, the minister said that
"2005 will be a very special year for our Veterans of wars of the last
century and Canadian Forces Veterans. It is our neverending mission to
thank Veterans who step out of ordinary times to do the extraordinary
and give our nation and other nations an endowment of peace". Throughout
"The Year of the Veteran", Canada will recognize the Veterans at the
Second World War in Europe Day in May and in August to mark the Victory
in the Pacific; the opening of the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa;
unveiling the Seventh Book of Remembrance at Parliament Hill which
commemorates the Canadian Forces members killed in service since the
Korean War; continuing the restoration work at the Vimy Memorial in
France and helping Veteran's share their stories with youth.
Smoky Smith and Cliff Chadderton will act as
"Patron" and "Honouary Chair" of planning for the year and General
Charles Belzile will chair an Advisory Committee.
The page is "Canada Remembers" on the Veterans Affairs Canada website at <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca>.