Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 12, 2010 14:34 ET

Government of Canada Supports Reborn Remembrance in Montebello, Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today up to $2,540 in federal government support for a Remembrance Day event in Montebello, Quebec to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Community groups and organizations are leaders in bringing remembrance activities to people of all ages in communities of all sizes," said Minister Blackburn. "Canadians can honour our Veterans by participating in community events like these and by pausing for a moment of silence. The Government of Canada honours our Veterans by ensuring that our Veterans are well cared for with appropriate and accessible programs and services. This is how we remember."

For the first time in over 25 years, Montebello, Quebec held a Remembrance Day event on November 11, 2010. Organized by the Municipality of Montebello, the commemorative ceremony took place at the new site of the municipality's cenotaph. Activities included a wreath-laying, a ceremonial march by the service brigade, and a social meet and greet at the Town Hall, where war memorabilia, drawings and paintings by local elementary and high school students were on display. 

"I commend the Municipality of Montebello for recognizing the importance of remembrance," said Minister Paradis. "With the hope that this may be the first of many commemorative events in the area, I am pleased that the Government of Canada is able to support such a significant community event."

Canadians observe Veterans' Week from November 5-11, each year. This year, the Government of Canada is asking Canadians to make remembrance more than something you feel, and make it something you do. This Veterans' Week, how will you remember?

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 more information and a list of the other funded projects. Also visit the Web site or call 1-866-522-2122 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
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
    Cell.: 613-608-3252