Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 25, 2009 12:14 ET

Government of Canada Helps Groups in Southern Alberta Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, announced today federal government support for three projects in Southern Alberta to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Our Veterans unite all Canadians as a source of pride. They help us remember why we are proud to be Canadian and the values that Canada stands for: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law," said Minister Thompson. "This is why our Government continues to support communities and organizations so they can honour their local military heroes."

"I applaud the community groups in Southern Alberta who are committed to honouring Canadian Veterans and to teaching our youth about the importance of remembrance," said Minister Prentice. "By talking to students and engaging them in active learning, we ensure that the sacrifices of our Veterans will not be forgotten."

"Communities across the country come together with innovative projects honouring our nation's truest heroes," added Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament for Calgary-Centre. "Our Government is proud to support these important community projects in Alberta."

The Government of Canada is providing funding to 11 community-led remembrance projects across the country through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund. Applications to the Community Engagement Partnership Fund are accepted throughout the year. Non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events may be eligible for funding.

Please visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca for a backgrounder on the projects in Southern Alberta. Also visit the Web site or call 1-877-604-8489 to learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund 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