Services to Mark Flight 111 Anniversary

Coordination and Planning Secretariat, Flight 111

August 9, 1999 2:25 PM

Lorne Clarke, chair of the Flight 111 Memorial Advisory
Committee, today announced the memorial services planned for
Sept. 1-2 -- the first anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111
tragedy.

"We want the families to feel comfortable coming back to our
province during what must be a difficult time for them," said Mr.
Clarke.

More than 800 members of the victims' families are expected to be
in Nova Scotia during this time.

The schedule is as follows:

SEPT. 1:
- Interment and memorial dedication at the Bayswater site. The
ceremony will be private at the request of family members.

- Dedication of the memorial at Whalesback, Peggy's Cove.
Representatives from the agencies and organizations that played a
role in the rescue, recovery and other operations will take part
in this ceremony.

SEPT. 2:
- Commemorative gathering at the World Trade and Convention
Centre, Halifax. This gathering is an opportunity for family
members to meet Nova Scotians who took part in the search,
recovery and other operations following the tragedy.

- An interfaith candlelight memorial service open to the public,
Citadel Hill, Halifax. The service is sponsored by the local
Christian, Jewish and Islamic communities in collaboration with
the International Association of the Families of Swissair Flight
111.

Times and other details of the ceremonies will be released
shortly.

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Contact: Miriam Murray
         Communications Nova Scotia
         902-424-2983
         E-mail: murrayma@gov.ns.ca

         Joe Gillis
         Communications Nova Scotia
         902-424-2698
         E-mail: gillisj@gov.ns.ca


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