Government of Canada Announces Funding for World Wars Commemorative Projects in Toronto

Minister Poilievre participates in events at St. James Cathedral and Community Centre 55

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced Government of Canada support for two projects that will commemorate the centennial of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.

St. James Cathedral will receive support for a commemorative exhibit, Tribute to the Role of Military Chaplains. The exhibit will be on display from November 5-16, 2014. Community Centre 55 will receive support for a special Remembrance Day event that will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.

These initiatives are taking place during Canada's World Wars Commemoration period, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. The Government of Canada is committed to honouring all Canadian men and women who bravely served our country during these wars.

For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's commemorative activities and programs, please visit veterans.gc.ca.

Quick Facts

  • St. James Cathedral will receive up to $ 5,000, through Veteran Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for a commemorative exhibit, Tribute to the Role of Military Chaplains.
  • Community Centre 55 will receive up to $ 2,500, through Veteran Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.
  • During the World Wars Commemoration period (2014-2020), many events across the country will honour the Canadian men and women who bravely served our country during the First and Second World Wars.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support events that bring Canadians together to remember the sacrifices of Veterans and their families. Through activities such as these, the lasting legacy of Canada's brave men and women is maintained by future generations."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs

"I commend these organizations for taking the initiative to honour the sacrifices of Veterans. It is important that we, as Canadians living in a strong, free, and democratic country, take time to remember and recognize the generations of courageous men and women who were there for our nation when we needed them most."
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform)

Associated Links

World Wars Commemorations#ShowYouRemember
Community Engagement Partnership Fund
St. James Cathedral
Community Centre 55


SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Ashlee Smith
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468


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