Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

December 16, 2008 11:14 ET

Government of Canada Funds Restoration Project in Southern Alberta

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, announced today federal government support for a project in Southern Alberta to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving on a peace support operation.

The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping received funding for additions to the Peacekeepers' Park Wall of Honour in Calgary. Funding provided will support the addition of a new wall in order to accommodate the names of recent casualties in Afghanistan.

"Memorials across the country tell the story of our communities and they honour our nation's truest heroes," said Minister Thompson. "Our Government is proud to support these projects and ensure that our Veterans are recognized and remembered by future generations."

"We are pleased to provide funding for the Peacekeepers' Park Wall of Honour, which is a significant symbol of remembrance in Calgary," said Minister Prentice. "As people walk by they can stop to reflect on the freedoms they enjoy because of the dedication and sacrifice of our service men and women."

The Government of Canada is providing funding to 19 community-led cenotaph and monument restoration projects across the country 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 www.vac-acc.gc.ca for a backgrounder on the project in Southern Alberta. Also visit the Web site or call 1-877-604-8489 to learn more about the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program or to apply for funding.

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