Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 17, 2009 15:45 ET

Government of Canada Helps Groups in Saskatchewan Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today federal government support for three projects in Saskatchewan honouring Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Village of Neudorf received funding for the dedication of the Village of Neudorf's Wall of Honour. The 600 RCAF Veterans Association Inc. received funding for an event in Regina marking the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (North Saskatchewan Chapter) received funding for the Peacekeepers' Day Memorial services of remembrance in North Battleford and in Saskatoon.

"Our Veterans unite all Canadians as a source of pride. They help us remember why we are blessed to be Canadian and the values that Canada stands for: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law," said Minister Thompson. "This is why our Government continues to support communities and organizations as they honour their local military heroes."

"The legacy of ordinary Canadians who accomplished extraordinary actions will be remembered and revered as our local community groups and Veterans' organizations continue to tell their story," said Minister Ritz. "This funding will go a long way to helping fund the commitment of our local organizations as they help us all remember the courageous acts of our Veterans."

The Government of Canada is providing $733,070 in funding to 50 community-led remembrance projects across the country through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund. 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 for a backgrounder on the projects in Saskatchewan. Also visit the Web site 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