Welcome!

News Feed Item

Media Advisory - Events planned to mark Veterans Affairs office closures tomorrow

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Veterans are calling on Canadians everywhere to wear black ribbons in support of their fight, and have events planned in the following communities tomorrow, January 31:

Corner Brook, Newfoundland: Veteran Paul Davis will join veterans and community members at a wreath laying ceremony at noon at the Veterans Affairs Office at 1 Regent Sq, Corner Brook.
Contact:  Lesley Thompson, Communications, PSAC, 902-471-6201

Charlottetown, PEI: Veterans will gather at the Charlottetown Veterans Affairs district office at noon Friday. It is located at 90 University Avenue. The public are asked to wear black ribbons in support of veterans opposing the closures.
Contact: Lesley Thompson, Communications, PSAC, 902-471-6201

Sydney, Nova Scotia: Veteran Ron Clarke will join veterans and community members at noon Friday at a black ribbon ceremony at the Veterans Affairs Office at 308 George Street in Sydney.
Contact:  Lesley Thompson, Communications, PSAC, 902-471-6201

Thunder Bay, Ontario: Veterans in the Thunder Bay area will be holding a memorial service over the loss of the local Veterans Affairs Canada office located at 214 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11am. They will be joined by Mayor Keith Hobbs, MPP Michael Gravelle and MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay - Superior North).
Contact: Lino Vieira, PSAC Ontario communications, cell: (416) 577-0238

Windsor, Ontario: Veterans will hold a memorial service over the loss of the local Veterans Affairs Canada office located at 441 University Ave W. in Windsor on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11am. Veterans will be wearing black armbands as they lay a wreath at the doors of the office, and hold a small memorial to signify the loss of services to over 2,600 veterans.
Contact: Lino Vieira, PSAC Ontario communications, cell: (416) 577-0238

Brandon, Manitoba: Local veterans who served in WWII, the Korean War, the War in Afghanistan and representatives from the RCMP Veterans' Association will gather at 2:00 pm Friday at the Brandon Veterans Affairs district office at 1039 Princess Ave. to speak out against the closure and call on Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire, Minister for Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reopen the offices and fully restore the face-to-face services veterans deserve.
Contacts: Martin Haller, Veteran, 204-573-5142; Jeffrey Vallis, PSAC Communications, 204-990-5717, [email protected]

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Veterans, and representatives of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees and the Public Service Alliance of Canada will gather at a news conference at 9:00 a.m. on Friday at Salon Batoche, Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent E.to speak out against the federal government's decision to close the Saskatoon Veterans Affairs district office Contact: Jeffrey Vallis, PSAC Communications, 204-990-5717, [email protected]

SOURCE PSAC

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
SYS-CON Events announced today the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine Workshop, being held November 3, 2016, in conjunction with @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele introduces participants to Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students learn the key concepts and practices for deploying and maintainin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...