MEDIA ADVISORY: Remembrance Day ceremony with Hélène LeScelleur, veteran, student and Invictus Games competitor

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017

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The University of Ottawa will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 10, 2017, to honour the memory of those who have given their lives for Canada and to reaffirm its unwavering support for the dedicated people who have made serving Canada their mission.

WHAT: Remembrance Day ceremony

WHEN: Friday, November 10, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Area in front of Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland Street, Ottawa | Map 

Special guest:

Captain (retired) Hélène LeScelleur will deliver a modern-day Remembrance Day message about the men and women who go into combat and the sacrifices. LeScelleur, a 26-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, joined the military at age 17, when the ban on women joining the infantry was lifted. In 2007, she was injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, and medically discharged almost 10 years later. Now a doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, LeScelleur competed for Canada at the 2017 Toronto Invictus Games in track, rowing and wheelchair rugby.

Media inquiries:

Néomie Duval
Manager, Media Relations
613-240-0275
neomie.duval@uOttawa.ca

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