Member of Parliament Robert Goguen announces funding for commemorative project
MONCTON, NB, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, today announced Government of Canada support for the Harrison Trimble High School's seventh annual commemorative Hangar Dance in Moncton. MP Goguen made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Staff and students at Harrison Trimble High School decorated the Mark Street Lion's Club to resemble an airplane hangar and hosted a 1940s-style dance for local seniors. During the event, students met and mingled with Veterans and senior members of the community to learn more about their wartime experiences overseas and in Canada.
- The Harrison Trimble High School is receiving $2,500 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for the Hangar Dance.
- 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
"Harrison Trimble's Hangar Dance is a wonderful example of youth in our community paying tribute to those who have served our great country. I have no doubt that the students learned a great deal while also having a wonderful time."
Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Ashlee Smith, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468