Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 09, 2010 12:55 ET

Cenotaph Restoration Project in Prince Edward Island 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 Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today federal government support for a project in New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island 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 New Glasgow Cemetery will receive funding to restore the New Glasgow War Memorial. Built in the cemetery in 1995, this memorial commemorates those who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Planned restoration work includes adding the names of two Second World War Veterans to the cenotaph.

"Memorials and cenotaphs are a strong testament to how Canadian communities honour our nation's heroes," said Minister Shea. "Our government is proud to support restoration projects like these to ensure that our Veterans are recognized and remembered by future generations."

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 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
    Cell.: 613-608-3252