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Soup for Syrians Event

April 8, 2016

Governor General to Participate in
Soup for Syrians Event at La Cité

OTTAWA—On the eve of National Volunteer Week, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will participate in the Soup for Syrians event at La Cité (801 Aviation Parkway), in Ottawa, on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.

His Excellency will join hundreds of participants to make 5 000 servings of soup for Syrian refugee families arriving in Ottawa. This community initiative is organized by Soup Sisters, in conjunction with the Women’s Network at Global Affairs Canada, the Retired Heads of Mission Association, and the Ottawa Diplomatic Association.

For more information on Soup Sisters and this event, visit


Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger         
Rideau Hall Press Office

Paula Roy
Soup Sisters Ottawa                                                        

Laurie Peters
Global Affairs Canada

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