Harper Government Announces Funding for North Shore Candlelight Tribute in North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams today announced funding of up to $5,000 in support of the North Shore Candlelight Tribute held in North Vancouver to pay tribute to Canada's Veterans.

"Our Government is pleased to support commemorative events that bring communities together to pay tribute to our nation's truest heroes," said Minister Blaney. "Through events such as the North Shore Candlelight Tribute, our Government is continuing to recognize the courage and sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served our country."

"By participating in candlelight tributes, our Government is engaging Canadians, and most importantly youth, in the act of remembrance," said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. "Our Government will continue to honour the legacy of Canadian Veterans and those who serve our country today."

The annual North Shore Candlelight Tribute recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of all the men and women who have served and those who are currently serving our country. The theme for this year's ceremony is "Women and War." More than 800 candles were placed during the event by Veterans, youth, dignitaries and the public.

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 Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services, please visit veterans.gc.ca.

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Media inquiries:
Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468

Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649


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