Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 29, 2007 17:51 ET

The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration in Saskatchewan

MAIDSTONE, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable
Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $3,040 to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #142 (Maidstone). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore and conserve the Maidstone Cenotaph in Maidstone, Saskatchewan.

"Our cenotaphs, like any historic structure, require maintenance to ensure their long-term integrity," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way that our Government is ensuring that our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

Funds provided will be used to reface the cenotaph with slate. As well, a bronze plaque inscribed with the names of local Veterans will be placed on the cenotaph.

"We are pleased to support the Maidstone Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion in their efforts to recognize the local residents who have bravely served this country," said Minister Ritz. "These funds will ensure that the community can preserve their cenotaph for the generations to come."

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

Contact Information

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