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
"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 Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs