Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 01, 2007 12:32 ET

Canada's New Government Supports a Military Celebration in Quebec City

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2007) - Today, the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced a $2,000 contribution to the Quebec Branch of the Naval Officers Association of Canada. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, supported Le rallye des Contreforts 2007, an event celebrating Quebec City's historical and military achievements.

"As Quebec City prepares to celebrate its 400th anniversary, we inevitably find ourselves thinking about the city's remarkable heritage," said Minister Thompson. "This is an opportune time to also celebrate our military history and the tremendous historical contributions of our Veterans and Canadian Forces members."

The Naval Officers Association of Canada presented Le rallye des Contreforts 2007 on Sunday, September 30. This year's activities included a historic treasure hunt throughout the streets of the city and opportunities for participants to interact with Veterans and learn about notable battles in Canadian history, including those at Dieppe, Vimy Ridge and the Battle of the St. Lawrence (part of the battle of the Atlantic). The event was also supported by the Naval Museum of Quebec and local naval cadets and reservists.

The Community Engagement Partnership Fund provides funding to non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events. Administered through Veterans Affairs Canada's Canada Remembers Program, contributions are made throughout the year and encompass both national and community-based projects.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications