Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 19, 2008 14:22 ET

Espanola Cenotaph Receives Funding for Restoration

ESPANOLA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution of up to $3,805 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 (Espanola). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore and conserve the Espanola Cenotaph in Espanola, Ontario.

"Cenotaphs are symbols of the accomplishments of the many Canadians who have served our country," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting the restoration of local memorials is one way in which our Government is ensuring that the actions of our service men and women are remembered in communities across the country."

The Espanola Cenotaph commemorates the fallen from the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan. The funds provided will allow the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 (Espanola) to install interlocking stone around the monument and add grass to the area.

"The Espanola Cenotaph, which is located in front of the Legion Hall, has great importance for the community," said Minister Thompson. "The restoration work will ensure that the citizens of Espanola can continue to remember and honour all men and women who have served Canada."

The Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program helps communities across Canada to preserve the memory of those who have served our country. Through partnerships with community groups and local organizations, the cenotaphs and monuments honouring Veterans, Canada's war dead and significant events, are maintained with the standard of care and dignity that they deserve.
To learn more about the project or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489 or visit

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications