Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 23, 2007 13:20 ET

Government of Canada Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration

LA PECHE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2007) - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $20,870 to the Municipality of La Peche. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore and conserve the Wakefield Cenotaph.

"Our commitment to honouring those who served on behalf of our country remains unwavering," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way that our government is ensuring that our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

Located in Wakefield's Peace Park, the cenotaph commemorates local casualties of the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Funds provided will be used to clean the monument and install a new walkway.

"Over the past few years the Municipality of La Peche and the Gatineau Valley Historical Society have invested a lot of time and effort into this project," said Minister Cannon. "We are pleased to assist with the restoration of a cenotaph that is important to life in this community."

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