Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 02, 2009 14:52 ET

Canada's Government Supports Brantford Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2009) - Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution to the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show.

Funding of $5,000 was provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, to support the 10th annual Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show that took place at the Brantford Municipal Airport on September 2, 2009.

"The Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show does tremendous work to recognize our Veterans, offering a personalized touch to remembrance, and provides a visible reminder that these brave men and women will never be forgotten," said Minister Thompson. "Our government is pleased to support such a worthwhile project."

"The Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show seeks to honour hundreds of Veterans through a stunning program," said Mr. McColeman. "This year, the 10th annual air show welcomed 35,000 people-what a great way to let our Veterans know we cherish the freedom they fought for and are thankful for the sacrifices they made."

The 10th annual Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show's showcased a full day of events, including historians from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and the Brantford Military Museum, and activities for children. This year's theme was Veterans: Past, Present and Future, and the event honoured the 56th Field Regiment of Brantford. Veterans were escorted in a formal procession. Besides Veterans, attendees included currently serving Canadian Forces members and youth.

Canada's Government is providing funding to community-led remembrance projects across the country through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund.

"Since our government has been elected, we have supported our Veterans and will continue to do so in the future," said Mr. McColeman.

Applications to the Community Engagement Partnership Fund are accepted throughout the year. Non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events may be eligible for funding.

Please visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca or call 1-866-522-2122 to learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to apply for funding.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Heather MacDonald
    A/Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7428
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649