Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 08, 2007 15:02 ET

Government of Canada Supports Cenotaph Dedication Ceremony

LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $4,180 to the organizing committee for the Lansdowne Community Veterans Memorial. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, will support the dedication ceremony for a newly constructed commemorative memorial.

"This ceremony is a great opportunity for the children of the Thousand Islands Elementary School to meet with Veterans," said Minister Thompson. "The committee for the Lansdowne Community Veterans Memorial has organized a ceremony that will bring together the whole community in the name of remembrance."

The event will be held on November 9 at the Thousand Islands Elementary School and will include an honour guard, colour parade, speeches, as well as performances by marching bands and the school choir. A large number of the community including cadets, Veterans, Legion members, and students from the Thousand Islands Elementary School are expected to attend and participate in the ceremony.

"The addition of this memorial will complement both the Thousand Islands Elementary School and the village of Lansdowne," said Mr. Brown. "Our Government is proud to support this dedication ceremony as this memorial is unveiled to the community."

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
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649