Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 09, 2008 11:28 ET

Le Musee naval de Quebec Receives Federal Support for Commemorative Event

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - A historical rally will take place through the streets of Levis and Quebec City, with support from the Government of Canada.

On behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Louis-Saint-Laurent, announced today, a contribution to Le Musee naval de Quebec that will be used to support the rally organized by four Canadian Forces museums in the Quebec City area. The event is a scavenger hunt where participants must answer questions at varying levels of difficulty. Anyone with a minimum number of answers will be entered into a draw.

Funding of up to $10,000, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, will support the event taking place over four weekends in September. The collaboration between Le Musee du Regiment de la Chaudiere, Le Musee des Voltigeurs de Quebec, Le Musee du Royal 22e Regiment and Le Musee naval de Quebec, offers local residents and visitors an opportunity to gain historical knowledge about the area and meet local Veterans. As firsthand witnesses to Canada's military heritage, Veterans will provide participants with a bridge to the past. Military personnel and cadets will also participate.

"This event is a great learning opportunity for Canadians of all ages," said Minister Thompson. "The personal interaction will encourage participants to continue sharing our heroes' stories with future generations."

"The historical rally will be open to the public and will also have a youth version of the event, so that all can participate," said Minister Verner. "Anyone wanting to gain knowledge about our military history will find it fun and worthwhile."

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