Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

December 16, 2008 10:52 ET

Government of Canada Funds Restoration Projects in British Columbia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced today federal government support for three projects in British Columbia to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"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."

"Cenotaphs and monuments are solemn but powerful reminders of what our Veterans accomplished and sacrificed for all of us," said Minister Day. "I am pleased that our Government is able to support these important restoration projects."

The British Columbia projects are part of a national funding announcement Minister Thompson made earlier today. 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 for a backgrounder on projects in British Columbia. 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
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications