Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 09, 2007 14:29 ET

Government of Canada Supports Production of Student Commemorative Play

NAPANEE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - Mr. Scott Reid, M.P. (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $4,100 to The Prince Charles School. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, will support the production of a bilingual commemorative play.

"This project is a great way for students to teach their peers about the importance of remembrance," said Minister Thompson. "Our government is always pleased when students take on a leadership role in remembering our Veterans."

Students from the school will research the contributions and sacrifices that members of the Canadian Military have made throughout history. Their research will be the foundation for developing and writing a commemorative theatrical production in both English and French. Throughout the month of November, the play will be performed before a number of local schools in the Napanee area. As well, it will be a part of the Kingston District Office Veterans' Week events held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kingston for Veterans, their families and the public.

"Having performances throughout the month of November ensures that schools will not limit remembrance to November 11," said Mr. Reid. "I am proud to see the youth of Napanee taking such an active role in remembrance."

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