Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 18, 2009 12:59 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Thank Veterans and Canadian Forces Members

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will thank Veterans and Canadian Forces members for their volunteer work in sharing their unique wartime experiences with youth as part of the Dominion Institute's Memory Project.

The Memory Project is a bilingual education program that connects Veterans and students on-line and in classrooms across the country.



Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009

Time: 1:45 p.m.

Location: Toronto Police Association, Salon A & B
180 Yorkland Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario


Remarks will be made by Minister Thompson, who will be available to speak to members of the media following the event.

Through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund, the Government of Canada provides funding to non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events.

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
    or
    The Dominion Institute
    Marc Chalifoux
    Executive Director
    416-602-9721
    marc@dominion.ca