Harper Government Announces Launch of New Apple Variety

Ottawa, Ontario, October 11, 2012 – The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament (Kelowna–Lake Country), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Apple Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 to officially announce the name of Canada’s newest apple variety.

EVENT:
Announcement

DATE:
Saturday, October 13, 2012

TIME:
1:00 p.m. (local time)

LOCATION:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Apple Festival Main Stage
6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia

Parking directions for media:
Approach traveling north on SW Marine Drive. Turn right onto Stadium Drive. Take the first right, into the Botanical Garden's service yard. Please park in a designated media spot.

Note: Turning left onto Stadium Road (if approaching southbound on SW Marine Drive) will not be possible. Access will be blocked for the safety of guests crossing this busy intersection.

For more information:

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
613-773-7972
1-866-345-7972

Jeff English
Press Secretary
The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
613-773-1059