Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 09, 2007 14:25 ET

Government of Canada Supports Remembrance Day Activities in Quebec

QUEBEC-CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution of up to $5,000 to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 260 (Citadelle). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, will support two remembrance initiatives in Quebec.

"We are pleased to support these initiatives that honour our Canadian heroes," said Minister Thompson. "Initiatives like these will engage both the general public and youth who will carry the message of Remembrance for years to come."

The first initiative is the presentation of an educational play entitled, Un Soldat a Vimy, to be performed for more than 600 students. The second activity is a Remembrance Day service which is the largest in the city. The service will include a parade, wreath laying ceremony, and youth choral performance, and is expected to attract more than 400 spectators and 200 Veterans.

"It is wonderful to see communities be so involved in remembrance." added the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages. "Through Veterans' Week events like these, we not only honour Canadian Veterans, but also those who are serving our country today in Afghanistan and other areas of conflict."

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