Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 09, 2010 12:35 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 Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac announced today up to $9,700 in federal government support for a project in Stanley, 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 Village of Stanley will receive funding to restore the Village of Stanley Cenotaph. Built in 1921, this memorial commemorates men and women who served in the First and Second World Wars.

Planned restoration work includes repairing the cracks and lettering on the monument; installing electrical outlets and lighting; replacing and expanding the existing walkway and surround; re-painting the wall; repairing the steps and installing a stainless steel, three-dimensional maple leaf shaped structure on each side of the monument. These structures will have bronze plaques inscribed with the names of deceased Veterans.

"I commend the Village of Stanley for its dedication to Canada's Veterans," said MP Mike Allen. "This funding will not only help to restore the Village of Stanley Cenotaph, but will also inspire a renewed sense of remembrance within our community."

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 for a backgrounder on this project. To learn more about the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program or to apply for funding, you can visit the Web site or call 1-866-522-2122.

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
    Cell.: 613-608-3252