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Vigil of Hope at La TOHU

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January 21, 2010

Governor General Attends a Vigil of Hope at La TOHU

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will attend a vigil of hope with the public on Friday, January 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at La TOHU circus arts centre, 2345 Jarry Street East (corner of Iberville), in Montréal.

Their Excellencies will meet with people who have been affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti and hear their stories.

The event is open to everyone. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission will be granted on a first come first serve basis.

The Governor General will also take part in special programming by Canadian broadcasters focussed on helping the Haitian people. The broadcasts will run on Friday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. (English networks) and at 8:00 p.m. (French networks).

The vigil of hope is made possible through the collaboration of the organizers of “Ensemble pour Haïti” and La TOHU.

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Media that wish to cover the vigil of hope are asked to arrive at La TOHU no later than 6:30 p.m. on January 22.

Please note that the Governor General will not be available for interviews during these events.

Media Information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Media Services
613-302-0249 (cell.)

Honorine Youmbissi
Public Relations Agent
514-374-3522, poste 2229