Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 07, 2010 15:47 ET

Government of Canada Funds Restoration of the Canadian Scottish Regiment cenotaph in Victoria, British-Columbia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced today up to $20,000 in federal government support for a project in Victoria, British Columbia to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"By restoring monuments and cenotaphs across the country, we are ensuring that all Canadians have beautiful places to pay homage to the men and women who have fought for our freedom," said Minister Blackburn. "Communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be able to enjoy these areas of remembrance for years to come."

The Canadian Scottish Board of Regimental Trustees will receive funding to restore the Canadian Scottish Regimental Cenotaph in Victoria. This cenotaph is in memory of all ranks of the Canadian Scottish Regiment who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the two world wars and is sacred to the memory of fallen comrades of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's).

Restoration included replacing the perimeter chain with a low metal fence and replacing damaged posts; landscaping; improving area lighting; repointing mortar joints; reapplying paint to inscriptions; and cleaning the monument surface.

"Our government is committed to restoring the cenotaphs and monuments in our communities throughout the country," said Minister Day. "Projects like these mean much more than just bricks and mortar; they bring communities together to commemorate the sacrifices of our Veterans." 

This is one of eleven community-led projects receiving a total of $110,120 announced this month by the Government of Canada through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program. 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 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
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Cell.: 613-608-3252