MONTREAL (Oct. 8)
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has announced that he will serve as honorary chairman of the Ben Gurion Centennial Year in Canada, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel. The event is being celebrated in many countries in addition to Israel.
The proceedings will be opened in Montreal on October 30 by Yitzhak Navon, Israeli Minister of Education and a former President of Israel who was a close associate of Ben Gurion. The Canadian Parliament in Ottawa will officially proclaim the start of the centennial year at a special session on October 29 which will be attended by Israel’s Ambassador to Canada, Eliashiv Ben-Horin.
Renana Ben Gurion, daughter of the late Prime Minister, will visit Canada next month to inaugurate centennial celebrations in various cities.