Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 31, 2007 10:38 ET

Canada's New Government Announces Funding for Canadian Radar History Project

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2007) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution of up to $5,000 in support of the Canadian Radar History Project. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, will be used to produce an interactive DVD on the contributions made by the Royal Canadian Air Force technicians during the Second World War.

"On behalf of Canada's New Government, I'm delighted that our contribution to this project will help provide young Canadians with an opportunity to learn more about the role played by the Royal Canadian Air Force technicians during the Second World War," said Minister Thompson. "This new learning tool will help tell the story of how these technicians used their skills and radar technology to help win the victory against the forces of occupation and tyranny."

The Canadian Radar History Project is a non-profit organization made up of Royal Canadian Air Force Veterans from the Ottawa area. The Canadian Radar History Project was formed to collect and share information on the experiences of the Second World War Royal Canadian Air Force radar technical officers and radar technician airmen. Their new DVD will be directed primarily at Canadian high school students and will be available in both official languages.

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