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REF NO.: 137

SUBJECT: Memorial University to launch First World War commemoration program

DATE: June 17

Note to editors:
Members of the media are invited to attend the launch of WW100, Memorial University’s First World War commemoration program, on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m.
The university will undertake commemorative activities in three broad areas: academic programs; physical commemorations; and library, archives and other resources. Details on these and other aspects of WW100 will be presented by Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University.
Dr. Luke Ashworth, chair of the First World War commemoration steering committee, and committee member Bert Riggs, head of Archives and Special Collections at the Queen Elizabeth II Library, will provide more details.
The event will take place in Suncor Energy Hall in the Music building on the St. John’s campus. Limited parking is available in areas 15 and 15B next to the Music building.

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