SUMMERSIDE, PE, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven
Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today announced up to $3,750
in federal funding for a commemorative ceremony in Summerside, Prince
Edward Island. Held at the Air Force Heritage Park, the event paid
tribute to the brave individuals who serve and have served in the Royal
Canadian Air Force.
"Throughout our history, the Royal Canadian Air Force has courageously
answered the call of duty to defend our shared values, no matter the
danger or difficulty," said Minister Blaney. "Our Government is
honouring the sacrifices and achievements of the airmen and airwomen
who played and continue to play such a vital role in times of war,
armed conflict and peace."
"As an Islander, I have a true appreciation for the importance and
history of the aerospace industry in Prince Edward Island and of
Islanders' contributions to Canada's military efforts over the years,"
said Minister Shea. "I applaud the Air Cadet League of Prince Edward
Island for organizing today's event and reminding us of the bravery and
legacy of Canadian airmen and airwomen."
Funding for today's ceremony is made possible through Veterans Affairs
Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund. Applications for the
Community Engagement Partnership Fund are accepted throughout the year.
Applications must be submitted by the first day of each month and must
also be submitted at least three months prior to the event date or the
proposed project start date to allow for processing and notification of
funding. Non-profit groups, educational institutions and other
organizations delivering remembrance activities and events may be
eligible for funding.
Please visit veterans.gc.ca or call 1-866-522-2122 for more information on the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to
apply for funding.
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