Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 07, 2010 14:56 ET

Government of Canada Helps Restore Canadians' Remembrance

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced today that the Government of Canada is continuing to support communities across Canada by providing funding to help restore eleven memorials and cenotaphs that honour Veterans and the men and women 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 places of remembrance for years to come."

Throughout the year, Veterans Affairs Canada partners with communities to maintain and restore cenotaphs and monuments through the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program. Through these partnerships, cenotaphs and monuments honouring Veterans, Canada's war dead and significant military events are maintained with the standard of care and dignity they deserve. The eleven most recent community-led restoration projects, receiving a total of up to $110,120 are:

  • Bear River Cenotaph, Bear River, Nova Scotia
  • Chester Basin Cenotaph, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia
  • Veterans Memorial, Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island
  • Memorial Talbot-Papineau, Montebello, Quebec
  • Georgian College Cenotaph, Barrie, Ontario
  • Navan Veterans Memorial, Navan, Ontario
  • Vars Cenotaph, Embrun, Ontario
  • Remembrance of Grieving Comrades Memorial, Ottawa-Orleans, Ontario
  • Woodstock Cenotaph, Woodstock, Ontario
  • Cross of Sacrifice, Virden, Manitoba
  • Canadian Scottish Regimental Cenotaph, Victoria, British Columbia

Please visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca for a complete list of projects. Non-profit groups and other organizations interested in restoring local memorials may be eligible for funding; applications to the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program are accepted throughout the year. 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
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
    Cell.: 613-608-3252