Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 23, 2005 17:13 ET

Veterans Affairs Minister Visits Legion Branch in Regina

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2005) - The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today visited The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 001 where she met with a cross-section of local Veterans to discuss issues of concern to them.

"During the Year of the Veteran and the Centennial Year of Saskatchewan's entry into Confederation, it is fitting that we pay tribute to a remarkable century of courage exemplified by the brave men and women of this province who served our nation and defended our values and way of life", said Minister Guarnieri. "Today, I witnessed first hand the continuing efforts of these fine men and women. The selflessness they continue to show as they advocate on behalf of their comrades and future veterans is an example for us all. The memories and stories they shared have helped shape the future for new Veterans. I truly thank them for their courage and commitment to this great country and their fellow Canadians."

The Minister took the opportunity to talk about the new Veterans Charter, a comprehensive "wellness package", designed to provide Canadian Forces Veterans with the best opportunity for successful transition to civilian life - which will benefit not only themselves, but also their families and Canadian society. For more information on the Veterans Charter, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

The Minister also visited the Memorial Building with its distinctive peace tower as well as the museum where the Books of Remembrance for the province of Saskatchewan are displayed.

2005 is the Year of the Veteran: Celebrate. Honour. Remember. Teach. Thank.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Corey Hobbs
    Director of Communications
    (613) 947-4908