SASKATOON, July 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced Government of Canada funding for the Canada Remembers Our Heroes "Tribute to Veterans" air show, hosted by the 602 Lynx Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Association.
The air show will take place July 11-12, 2015, in Saskatoon. In addition to the main air show, a smaller event took place at Sherbrooke Veterans Village, on July 10, 2015, to pay special tribute to local military Veterans and their families.
- The 602 Lynx Wing (RCAF) Association is receiving $7,500 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund to assist with costs of organizing the air show.
- In addition to the main air show, the event will include opening ceremonies, a parade of Armed Forces Veterans, a marching band, a traditional remembrance service and a flypast.
- For information on Veterans Affairs Canada's commemorative activities and programs, visit veterans.gc.ca
"The Government of Canada is proud to support commemorative events to honour the brave men and women who serve Canada. It is through up-close community displays, such as the "Tribute to Veterans" air show, that civilians and the next generation learn about the great work and traditions of our Canadian Armed Forces."
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"I am very pleased to announce federal government funding for such a worthwhile event. The Canada Remembers Our Heroes "Tribute to Veterans" air show commemorates Veterans and those who died in service."
Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Martin Magnan, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468