Media advisory: Important announcement related to Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology Team’s research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202096 Views

From: Parks Canada

February 19, 2020                                 Ottawa, Ontario                          Parks Canada

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the President of Inuit Heritage Trust, Pamela Gross, will make an important announcement related to the archaeological research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror at Parks Canada’s Conservation Laboratories in Ottawa.

Minister Wilkinson and Pamela Gross will be joined by Stanley Ablanak, President of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association.

A media tour of Parks Canada’s Conservation Laboratories will follow the announcement.

As part of the largest, most complex underwater archeological undertaking in Canadian history, Parks Canada and Inuit are working in collaboration to explore the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror ― the ships of the 1845 Franklin Expedition that set-sail from England in search of a Northwest passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic and Nunavut.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date:             Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time:             Announcement starts at 2 p.m. (ET)
Media to arrive by 1:45 p.m. (ET).

Location:         Parks Canada Conservation Laboratories
Mulligan Building
1800 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario

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Contacts

Information and RSVP:
Moira Kelly
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
819-271-6218
moira.kelly@canada.ca

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
855-862-1812
pc.medias-media.pc@canada.ca

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