Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

April 22, 2008 14:32 ET

Guelph Museums Receive Federal Support for Youth Learning Event

TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Students in the Guelph and Wellington area will receive a special museum experience, thanks to Government of Canada support.

The Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution to the Guelph Museums.

Funding of up to $2,000, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, will allow Grade 8 students to discover Canada's military history through a day of interactive events and demonstrations.

"Engaging Canadian youth in our military history is a great way to pass on the importance of commemoration to tomorrow's leaders," said Minister Thompson. "We are proud to support initiatives that expand their knowledge and encourage them to keep alive the memory of our Veterans' sacrifices."

"Canada at War: the Guelph-Wellington Experience is a unique and wonderful learning event," said Michael Chong. "Students will be able to interact with experts in military history and learn about their country in a very meaningful way."

The Community Engagement Partnership Fund provides funding to non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events. Administered through Veterans Affairs Canada's Canada Remembers program, contributions are made throughout the year and encompass both national and community-based projects.

To learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489.

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