Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 07, 2011 08:00 ET

Minister Christian Paradis Announces Funding to Honour Veterans in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), today announced support for two monuments in Quebec 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 in uniform 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."

"Our Government is proud to support projects that help keep the memory of our Veterans alive," said Minister Paradis. "Our community war memorials serve as lasting reminders of the achievements and sacrifices of our Veterans and the men and women who continue to serve our country today."

The Municipality of Bryson will receive up to $6,705 through the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program. Les Amis du Cimetière Mont-Royal will receive up to $2,073 under the Community War Memorial Program.

The Municipality of Bryson will restore the municipal cenotaph dedicated to the local war dead of the First and Second World Wars. Planned restoration work includes replacing the existing structure with a new granite cenotaph and mounting it with the original commemorative plaque.

Les Amis du Cimetière Mont-Royal will construct a granite structure and commemorative plaque. This monument will commemorate the 1,200 Veterans of the First and Second World Wars, Korean War and peacekeeping missions who are buried in the military section of the cemetery.

Funding for these initiatives is provided through the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program and the Community War Memorial Program. The Government of Canada works in partnership with community groups and local organizations to build and restore cenotaphs and monuments.

Applications to these programs 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.

Veterans' Week is a time when all Canadians come together to honour those who have sacrificed to make our world a safer place. This Veterans' Week, make remembrance more than something you feel, make it something you do. How will you remember? For information on Veterans' Week, services and benefits for Veterans, and Veterans Affairs Canada social media communities visit 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