Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 22, 2007 14:59 ET

Government of Canada Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration

MICHIPICOTEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $6,105 to the Township of Michipicoten. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore the Wawa Memorial Cenotaph.

"Canadians everywhere have demonstrated a tremendous commitment to commemoration," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way that our government is ensuring that our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

Funds provided will be used to correct structural defects as well as to clean the stone and accompanying plaque.

"The Wawa Memorial Cenotaph is just one of many cenotaphs across the country that will benefit from this program," said Minister Clement. "It is gratifying to see so many cities, towns and volunteer organizations making an investment in preserving monuments to Canada's fallen."

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 www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649