Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 08, 2010 17:07 ET

Cenotaph Restoration Project in Alberta Made Possible Thanks to Government of Canada Support

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, announced today up to $17,600 in federal government support for a project in Red Deer, Alberta to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"By supporting the restoration of cenotaphs and monuments across the country, the Government of Canada is ensuring sacred areas of commemoration reflect the respect and dignity befitting for Canada's Veterans," said Minister Blackburn. "These memorials show our Veterans that we will keep the torch of remembrance lit for generations to come."

The City of Red Deer will receive funding to restore the Red Deer Cenotaph. Built in 1922, this memorial commemorates those who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Planned restoration includes restoring the base of the cenotaph to its original dimensions and applying a tyndall stone veneer.

"The restoration of local cenotaphs and monuments brings new life to our communities," said MP/Earl Dreeshen."Supporting memorial restoration projects is one way that the Government of Canada is ensuring our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

Applications to the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program are accepted throughout the year. Non-profit groups and other organizations interested in restoring local memorials may be eligible for funding.

Please visit or call 1-866-522-2122 to learn more about the Cenotaph/ Monument Restoration Program or to apply for funding.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Cell.: 613-608-3252