News release

Shuttle Buses to Swissair Memorial Service

Buses will provide shuttle service to a non-denominational open air service Wednesday, Sept. 9, being held in remembrance of those who died in the crash of Swissair Flight 111.

The service will be held on the grounds of East St. Margarets Elementary School, Highway 333, Indian Harbour. It begins at 6 p.m.

Parking at the school and on the highway within two kilometres will be restricted to authorized vehicles only. Parking will also be available within this area for persons with disabilities displaying the appropriate signage on their vehicles. To help ease traffic and public parking demands, buses will provide shuttle service from:

  • Royal Canadian Legion, Highway 333, Seabright
  • William Black Memorial United Church, Highway 333, Glen Margaret
  • Nautel Electronics, Highway 333, Hacketts Cove
  • An unmarked parking lot immediately after D&M Morash Steeplejacks, Highway 333, Hacketts Cove

Members of the public wishing to attend are asked to park in lots beside one of these four departure points. Buses will begin leaving for St. Margarets Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. and continue until the service begins. They will return to their departure points beginning immediately after the service.

NOTE: The following is intended for use by broadcast media.

People planning to attend the Swissair open air memorial service Wednesday evening at East St. Margarets Elementary School in Indian Harbour are advised that parking within two kilometres of the school is being restricted.

Shuttle buses have been arranged to take members of the public to the service.

To board a shuttle, go to:<br x='1'/> - The Royal Canadian Legion in Seabright - The William Black Memorial United Church in Glen Margaret - Nautel Electronics in Hacketts Cove, or to - an unmarked parking lot beyond D and M Morash Steeplejacks, also in Hacketts Cove

Leave your cars near these sites. Parking will be available, within the two kilometre restricted area, for persons with disabilities displaying the appropriate signage on their vehicles. Buses will begin leaving for the service at 4:30 p-m and return afterwards.

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Contact:

Ralph Tingley
Cell: 902-456-2795
Bill Bowden
Deputy Chief of Protocol 613-292-1581
Colleen MacDonald
Chief of Protocol 902-497-6718
jmg                    Sept. 7, 1998           10:00 p.m.