Minister Diane Finley announces Government of Canada support for the Ruthven Collection – Great War Artifacts project
CAYUGA, ON, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk, today announced Government of Canada funding for a booklet that will display a collection of artifacts to commemorate and honour the service and sacrifices of Canada's First World War Veterans. Ms. Finley made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Presented by the Ruthven Park National Historic Site through the Lower Grand River Land Trust Incorporated, The Ruthven Collection – Great War Artifacts booklet will include high-quality photographs, short essays by historians as well as a story about the Ruthven connection to the First World War. The booklet will present the collection in its entirety for the first time ever.
- The Lower Grand River Land Trust Incorporated is receiving $2,500, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for The Ruthven Collection – Great War Artifacts booklet.
- The booklet will be used as a research document for schools, local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and military museums.
- Lower Grand River Land Trust Incorporated is a non-profit organization that manages the Ruthven Park National Historic Site.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved more than $13 million, through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for projects that recognize traditional and modern-day Canadian Veterans and those who died in service.
- For information on Veterans Affairs Canada's commemorative activities and programs, visit veterans.gc.ca.
"Our Government is committed to commemorating the brave efforts made by our Veterans. These types of projects help to give all Canadians a greater appreciation and understanding of the sacrifices and achievements made on behalf of our great nation."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"I am truly pleased that Canadians will be able to more fully access the The Ruthven Collection – Great War Artifacts from Ruthven Park National Historic Site through this booklet. I commend this organization for its initiative in marking the involvement of our Canadian soldiers in the First World War."
The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk
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