Aung San Suu Kyi to be honoured by Côte Saint-Luc and U2 in July

Aung San Suu Kyi to be honoured in Côte Saint-LucCôte Saint-Luc, June 30, 2011 – A week before U2 honours Aung San Suu Kyi at its concerts at the Hippodrome, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a plaque honouring the Burmese opposition leader on the city’s Human Rights Walkway.

The presentation by Côte Saint-Luc takes place as part of the city’s Canada Day celebration on Friday, July 1 at 5:30 pm at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.).

“Like others we have honoured, Aung San Suu Kyi put herself in danger to help bring about democratic change,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “We are honoured to unveil the plaque. We are also thrilled that she recorded a video message thanking us, which will be posted at CoteSaintLuc.org. Audio from that message will also be played at the event.”

At the U2 concert on July 8 and July 9, the band will show a video message from Aung San Suu Kyi before the performance of the song "Walk On", which was originally written for her. An excerpt of the lyrics from “Walk On” appear in the plaque being unveiled in Côte Saint-Luc.

The Human Rights Walkway, inaugurated in 2000, is located at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.), and is dedicated to men and women who have promoted human rights. The co-chairpersons for this year’s event are councillors Ruth Kovac and Glenn J. Nashen.

The public can learn more about the past honourees at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/Walkway.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

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