Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 29, 2007 17:47 ET

The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration in British Columbia

TRAIL, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety and Senior Regional Minister for B.C., announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $25,000 to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #11 (Trail). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore and conserve the Trail Cenotaph in Trail, British Columbia.

"The Trail Cenotaph is one of many cenotaphs across the country that will benefit from the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way that our Government is ensuring that their actions are remembered in communities across the country."

Funds provided will include modifying concrete stairs, refinishing the entire surface of the cenotaph, and installing new granite. Additionally, funds will include removing the grassed area to make way for stamped concrete and a thorough cleaning of the cenotaph.

"Each name on this cenotaph represents a person from Trail, British Columbia, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country," said Minister Day. "The community is thankful for these funds to ensure that this is preserved for generations to come."

The Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program helps communities across Canada to preserve the memory of those who have served our country. Through partnerships with community groups and local organizations, the cenotaphs and monuments honouring Veterans, war dead and significant events, are maintained with the standard of care and dignity that they deserve.

To learn more about the project or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489 or visit

Contact Information

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