Minister Rob Moore announces funding for projects in Placentia Bay and
ST. JOHN'S, NL, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional
Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency), on behalf of the Honourable Julian
Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced funding for the
construction of a new cenotaph in Placentia Bay and the restoration of
the Caribou Memorial in St. John's, Newfoundland-and-Labrador.
Festival of Flags Inc. is receiving up to $50,000 through Veterans
Affairs Canada' s Community War Memorial Program to construct the
Placentia Bay Veterans Cenotaph within the Garden of Memories, located
on the grounds of the former United States military base in Argentia.
The cenotaph will be a focal point in the community and will recognize
all major conflicts of the 20th century. The names of all Placentia Bay service men and women will be
inscribed on the cenotaph.
The City of St. John's received $24,182 through Veterans Affairs
Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program for the restoration of
the Caribou Memorial, located in Bowring Park. The project involved
restoring the base and recasting the bronze antlers. The iconic
memorial is dedicated to those who served and lost their lives during
the First World War.
Veterans Affairs Canada recently announced changes to its Commemorative
Partnership Program, which includes the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration
Program and the Community Engagement Partnership Fund. From now through
to 2020, the Commemorative Partnership Program will also support
international initiatives and include for-profit businesses and
organizations in an effort to mark the centennial of the First World
War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War.
Applications are being accepted for funding under the Commemorative
Partnership Program. Quarterly deadlines for submitting applications
are the first business day of July, October, January and April.
Applications for Veterans' Week (November 5-11) events or projects will
be accepted until the first business day of September.
Across the country, there are more than 6,000 local cenotaphs and
monuments dedicated to Canada's war dead and Veterans. #ShowYouRemember
The changes to the Commemorative Partnership Program build on other
recent improvements the Government of Canada has made to modernize and
update the way it delivers services to Veterans. For more information
on Veterans Affairs Canada's commemorative activities and programs,
please visit veterans.gc.ca.
"Our Government is dedicated to commemorating the sacrifices and
achievements of the brave Canadians whose legacy is the peace and
security we continue to enjoy. The construction and restoration of
memorials in Placentia Bay and St. John's will help to ensure that
Newfoundlanders who served will be honoured and remembered for their
service and sacrifices."
The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and
Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
"Over the coming years, we will recognize the centennial of the First
World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War. It is a time for all Canadians to
honour our proud heritage and those who served and continue to serve
our country to uphold the values of peace, freedom and democracy."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Canada