Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 12, 2008 11:32 ET

Quebec Association Receives Federal Support to Mark Normandy Day

LEVIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - La Fondation du Regiment de la Chaudiere recently hosted an all day event marking Normandy Day with Government of Canada support.

The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, confirmed today that a contribution was made to La Fondation du Regiment de la Chaudiere for Normandy Day activities, which took place May 31, 2008.

"The immense sacrifice Canadians made on June 6, 1944, should never be forgotten," said Minister Thompson. "This special event educates the public about what happened on the beaches of Normandy."

Funding of up to $6,500, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, supports the day's activities, which commemorated the Normandy Landing on June 6, 1944. Activities were open to the public and included entertainment and tours of the local museum and a visiting Canadian warship. Families were encouraged to attend the commemorative ceremony, during which local elementary school children gave presentations on what Normandy Day means to them.

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 call 1-877-604-8489 or visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

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