Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 09, 2010 10:37 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, announced today up to $745 in federal government support for a project in Bathurst, New Brunswick 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 Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18 will receive funding to restore the WWI-WWII-Korea Cenotaph. Located near the courthouse and built in 1930, the memorial commemorates those who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Planned restoration work includes replacing loose and cracked bricks in the base of the cenotaph and re-caulking the structure where needed. 

"Community groups and Veterans' organizations recognize the importance of restoring local cenotaphs and monuments," said Minister Ashfield. "It is thanks to the work of these groups that memorials across the country receive the care they require."

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 www.veterans.gc.ca 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
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
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