Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 14, 2008 18:05 ET

Canada's Government Helps Groups Honour Veterans in Manitoba

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, announced today federal government support for a project in Manitoba to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Our Government is proud to support organizations that recognize the importance of bringing people together in the name of remembrance, not just during Veterans' Week, but throughout the year," said Minister Thompson. "By leading remembrance ceremonies and events, our communities are making sure the memory of our Veterans and brave men and women of the Canadian Forces will live on for future generations."

"The projects and events created by organizations in Manitoba provide opportunities for Canadians to reflect and honour those who have served on our behalf," said Minister Toews. "Supporting these projects is one way that our Government is ensuring our Veterans and Canadian Forces members are remembered in communities across the country."

The Manitoba project received $1,000 as part of a national funding announcement Minister Thompson made earlier today. The Government of Canada is providing more than $115,000 to community-led remembrance projects across the country. Please see attached backgrounder for more information on the project in Manitoba.

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.

To learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489 or visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Backgrounder

Community Engagement Partnership Fund: Manitoba

From August 1 to November 14, 2008, the following project in Manitoba was approved for funding through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund:

Polish Combatants' Association in Canada Inc. - $1,000 to support the "Polish-Canadian Veterans' Tribute to the Canadian Veterans of Afghanistan". The program features a tribute event at the Winnipeg Branch honouring the Canadian Veterans of Afghanistan. The events are part of a national project that will include events at 19 branches across the country.

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