VANCOUVER, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister
of Veterans Affairs, today announced funding of up to $6,710 for the
Battle of Britain Commemorative Ceremony and Parade to be held in
Vancouver on September 16, 2012.
"The Battle of Britain was an important point in our nation's military
history and a significant step on the path to victory for democracy,
peace, freedom and the rule of law." said Minister Blaney. "Along with
the Battle of Britain Memorial Fund, we honour those who served and
sacrificed on behalf of Canada and express our gratitude to them, their
families and all those who continue to serve today."
The Battle of Britain Memorial Fund will host a commemorative Battle of
Britain ceremony and parade at the Air Force Garden of Remembrance in
Stanley Park. The remembrance activities will include a parade,
inspection of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and a Royal Canadian Air
Force flypast and air demonstration. The event will help mark the
Battle of Britain of the Second World War and recognize its
significance as the first major battle fought entirely in the air and a
turning point in world history.
The Community Engagement Partnership Fund provides funding for
non-profit organizations, educational institutions and other groups
interested in planning remembrance initiatives. Funding applications
are accepted throughout the year.
For more information on the Community Engagement Partnership Fund,
please visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs