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REF NO.: 35

SUBJECT: Memorial holding regional consultations on First World War commemoration

DATE: Oct. 25,2012

Memorial University was established as a living memorial to those who fought and died in the First World War. With the centenary approaching, the university is seeking provincewide community input to assist in developing its program of commemorative activities to take place during 2014-18.
The university invites interested members of the public across the province to share with us your advice and suggestions on the nature of these commemorations at four public meetings.
The university is open to ideas ranging from commemorative events and academic offerings, to legacy projects such as structures or scholarships.
If you wish to provide input but cannot attend a session, please visit www.mun.ca/commemoration to view a live webcast at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 and/or fill out an online form with your suggestions by Nov. 7, 2012.
The First World War commemorative program will be in addition to Memorial’s current remembrance activities, which include an annual Ceremony of Remembrance held each November and the laying of wreaths at war memorials on Nov. 11 and July 1. For more information, see www.mun.ca/commemoration       
                              
Regional consultation sessions:
• Grand Falls-Windsor, Friday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. Mount Peyton Hotel, Newfoundland Room
• St. John’s, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Memorial University, room IIC-2014, Innovation Hall, Bruneau Centre
• Corner Brook, Monday, Nov. 5, Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Memorial University, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Tuesday, Nov. 6, Labrador Institute, 12-2 p.m. room 106, College of the North Atlantic

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For more information, please contact Dave Sorensen, manager of communications, Memorial University, at sorensen@mun.ca or 709-864-2143.

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