Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

December 16, 2011 10:52 ET

Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon Announces Funding for War Memorial in Mountain, Ontario

MOUNTAIN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2011) - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, today announced the Government of Canada's support for a major addition to the Hill 70 Memorial to honour Veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It is our sacred duty to remember and honour our Veterans and the brave men and women who serve Canada so selflessly," said Minister Blaney. "The memorials we build today will forever reflect our nation's gratitude to the generations of Canadians who allow us to live in peace and freedom."

Today's announcement marks the fact that the Mountain and District Lions Club is receiving a maximum of $40,972 to support the construction of a major addition on the site of the original Hill 70 Memorial, which commemorates those who fought in the Battle of Hill 70 during the First World War. Other additions include a walkway, ramp and surround pad to improve accessibility to the site, and a permanent storyboard giving the history of the Battle of Hill 70.

"The Hill 70 Memorial has great importance for this community," said MP Lauzon. "This funding support will ensure the memorial remains a place of remembrance and reflection for the community's future generations."

Through the Community War Memorial Program, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to further commemorate the courage and sacrifices of our Veterans and members of our armed forces by bringing individuals, groups and businesses together to build new cenotaphs and monuments.

Applications to the Community War Memorial Program can be submitted at any time during the year and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Interested non-profit groups and other organizations may be eligible for funding to build new memorials or to make major additions to existing ones.

For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services, please visit www.veterans.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    613-992-7468

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    613-996-4649