Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 12, 2010 16:25 ET

Government of Canada Supports Remembrance in North Vancouver

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, announced today up to $4,775 in federal government support for a project in North Vancouver, British Columbia to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Although it is important to remember year-round, we particularly remember Canada's service men and women during Veterans' Week, and we are reminded of their achievements and sacrifices," said Minister Blackburn. "While many Canadians honour our Veterans by participating in remembrance events from coast-to-coast, the Government of Canada honours them by providing them with the care and support they need—where and when they need it."

On November 11, 2010, the North Shore Veterans' Council Canada hosted a Remembrance Day service and parade at the cenotaph in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The local military Reserve Unit, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, fire department, Cadets, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and other youth groups all participated in the event. After the parade, a reception was held for all the participants at the 6 Field Engineer Armoury.

"While we encourage new ways of remembering our Veterans, like blogging or tweeting about the importance of remembrance, the value of traditional ceremonies remains," said MP Andrew Saxton. "I am pleased to see so many community members and youth join together to commemorate the brave men and women who have given so much."

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.

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?

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