Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth announces funding for unveiling ceremony in Kitchener
KITCHENER, ON, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, today announced Government of Canada support for a ceremony to unveil a First World War memorial in Kitchener. MP Woodworth made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist will unveil a memorial recognizing members of the church who served in the First World War on November 9. Veterans and youth will participate and the ceremony will include a special remembrance service. A booklet containing information on parish members commemorated by the memorial will also be distributed.
- The Church of St. John the Evangelist is receiving $1,700, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for a ceremony to unveil the St. John's First World War Memorial.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved more than $13 million through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund for projects that recognize Veterans and those who died in service.
- During the month of November, Canadians come together to honour those who have sacrificed to make our world a safer place. Learn more at veterans.gc.ca/iremember.
"Honouring and commemorating the heroic acts of generations of men and women who have served our nation is a duty bestowed on all Canadians. Our Government is pleased to support organizations that pay tribute to our Veterans' service and sacrifices."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"I applaud the Church of St. John the Evangelist for preserving the memory of local residents who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War. Through commemorative activities like this, we help to keep alive the memories of their service and sacrifices during the Great War."
Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Contacts: Ashlee Smith, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468