Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 02, 2008 16:48 ET

Government of Canada to Support Veterans' Participation in Quebec City's 400th Anniversary Parade

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Veterans from Quebec will participate in a parade celebrating Quebec City's 400th anniversary with support from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 (Trois-Rivieres).

Veterans and legionnaires will participate in Quebec City's Official 400th Anniversary Parade thanks to funding of up to $6,675, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund. On July 3, 2008, 80 local Veterans and legionnaires will ride in 30 antique military vehicles, led by Colonel Eric Tremblay of the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. The parade will also include 500 re-enactors covering different eras of Canada's military history and 1,500 Canadian Forces members.

"Quebec City, Canada's first city and a UNESCO world heritage site, has a rich military history," said Minister Thompson. "The participation of Veterans and legionnaires in this special parade is a great opportunity to honour Canada's heroes."

The Community Engagement Partnership Fund provides funding to non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events. Administered through Veterans Affairs Canada's Canada Remembers program, contributions are made throughout the year and encompass both national and community-based projects.

To learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund, 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