Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 26, 2005 11:55 ET

Veterans Affairs Minister Visits Legion Branch in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 26, 2005) - The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today met with local branch presidents of The Royal Canadian Legion to discuss issues of concern to them.

"During the Year of the Veteran, we pay tribute to the legendary bravery shown by the men and women of this province. From streets like Valour Road, Manitoba lent the hands that helped pave the path to peace - no province gave more to help shape our country," said Minister Guarnieri. "The dedication they continue to demonstrate as advocates on behalf of their comrades and future Veterans is an example to us all. I share a promise with those who served, that their service to our country will always be remembered, and their memories of service and sacrifice will not be lost in time."

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 a successful transition to civilian life - which will benefit not only themselves, but also their families. For more information on the Veterans Charter, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

The Minister met with local branch presidents at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 (St. James).

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

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Corey Hobbs
    Director of Communications
    (613) 947-4908