Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 24, 2011 12:34 ET

Minister Blaney Takes Part in a Documentary by Alain Stanke Paying Tribute to the Sacrifices of Our Veterans

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2011) -

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The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today took part in the filming of Alain Stanké's new documentary, Des jeunes de coeur, a film about a group of Veterans from the Quebec City area who have been meeting for breakfast for more than 10 years.

The shooting of the last scenes and interviews took place at the food court in the Galeries de la Capitale where the group holds its weekly breakfast club. Minister Blaney took a few moments to speak with the stars of the day and was later interviewed by Alain Stanké for the film.

"It's an honour for me, as Minister of Veterans Affairs, to be a part of this documentary. It's a wonderful opportunity to share my pride in our Veterans," said Minister Blaney on the set. "We have to preserve the legacy of our Canadian Veterans so future generations recognize the importance of their contributions. The documentary is an excellent way to do just that."

"We look for heroes in books and in films. If only we took the time to listen to those who made history, we would learn that we have heroes with big hearts right here at home," added Alain Stanké.

These Second World War, Korean War and Canadian Forces Veterans get together once a week for breakfast for camaraderie and the support it provides them. During today's filming, the crew was able to collect some great stories, including those of a former German sailor and a Canadian soldier who served in Afghanistan.

To discover the stories of other Canadian Veterans, visit the "Heroes Remember" page at

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Contact Information

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    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Quebec Region
    Cell: 514-209-1622