Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 09, 2007 15:56 ET

Canada's New Government Announces Funding for the Memramcook Veterans Park

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Rob Moore, M.P. for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced a contribution of up to $5,000 to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 89 (Memramcook). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, were used to support the opening ceremony of the Memramcook Veterans Park.

"The Veterans Park is a permanent tribute to the service and sacrifice of Veterans from this community who answered our nation's call during its times of greatest need," said Minister Thompson. "I would like to thank the members of Branch 89 for leading this special commemoration. The citizens of Memramcook should be very proud of this outstanding memorial to their local heroes."

The Veterans Park, which opened on July 8, includes a cenotaph as well as commemorative engraved stones for each Veteran from Memramcook. During the past two years, Branch 89 conducted several successful fundraising campaigns in support of the Veterans Park.

Mr. Moore attended the opening ceremony.

"It was an honour to be asked to participate in such an important event," said Mr. Moore. "The people of Memramcook are demonstrating their commitment to remember and honour the great debt we owe our brave men and women in uniform."

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
    Maude Desjardins
    Media Relations Advisor
    902-626-2453
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649