Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 29, 2007 14:16 ET

The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration in Prince Edward Island

NORTH RUSTICO, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $950 to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #13 (North Rustico). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore and conserve the North Rustico Cenotaph in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island.

"For years Canadians have fought for our freedoms and these cenotaphs are symbols of their accomplishments," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way that our Government is ensuring our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

The North Rustico Cenotaph is dedicated to all those who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Funds provided will be used to install a new fence and railings, as well as improve lighting and landscaping.

"Commemoration is important to communities here on the Island," said Minister MacKay. "Improving the North Rustico Cenotaph solidifies its message of peace, hope, and remembrance."

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, 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 www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649