MP Erin O'Toole announces support for new exhibit: The Great Wars─Clarington Remembers
BOWMANVILLE, ON, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, today announced Government of Canada funding for a new exhibit showcasing the achievements and honouring the sacrifices of Clarington men and women who served during the First and Second World Wars. Mr. O'Toole made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Presented by the Clarington Museum and Archives, The Great Wars─Clarington Remembers will share stories of the significant contributions the residents of Clarington made to the World Wars, at home and abroad. This exhibition will preserve local heritage through programming designed to engage families, the public, and up to 3,000 youth in remembrance.
- Clarington Museum and Archives is receiving $5,000 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for an exhibit, The Great Wars─Clarington Remembers.
- The exhibit will be open for public viewing at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre from October 11, 2014 to April 2015.
- The Clarington Museum and Archives preserves the history and heritage of Clarington's villages and communities through historical collections, exhibits and programs.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has invested more than $13 million, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, in projects that recognize traditional and modern-day Canadian Veterans and those who have died in service.
- For more information on Veterans Affairs commemorative activities and programs, visit veterans.gc.ca
"Through this commemorative exhibit, the Clarington Museum and Archives have ensured the lasting legacy of Clarington's brave men and women is preserved for future generations. Our government is proud to support efforts, like this one, that bring Canadians together to remember and honour the sacrifices of our Veterans and their families."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"Once again Clarington Museum and Archives have done an outstanding job at keeping our history alive by telling our community's stories of the First and Second World Wars. As we prepare to honour our Veterans next month on Remembrance Day, I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit as a way of remembering Canada's brave men and women and honouring their sacrifice."
Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham
"Clarington Museums and Archives is proud to have the support of the Government of Canada for our new exhibition The Great Wars─Clarington Remembers. This support will assist us in bringing our important stories of sacrifice and honour to local youths and families."
John Witheridge, Chair of the Board
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Barbara Mottram, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468