Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 07, 2008 16:09 ET

Belwood Cenotaph Receives Federal Support for Renovation

BELWOOD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - The Belwood Cenotaph, which is dedicated to those who served during the First and Second World Wars, will be completely restored thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution to the Municipal Township of Centre Wellington that will be used to help restore and conserve the cenotaph, which is located in Belwood, Ontario.

Funding of up to $11,289, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will help to restore the damaged areas of the marble and thoroughly clean the statue.

"The commitment shown by Canadians to honour those who have served on behalf of our country is inspiring," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting communities to restore local memorials is one way through which our Government is ensuring that the actions of our service men and women are remembered across the country."

"The Township has dedicated so much of itself to the restoration of the Belwood Cenotaph," said the Honourable Michael Chong. "The funding provided will help restore an honoured place in the 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, Canada's 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