CALGARY, Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, today announced Government of Canada support for a presentation of the award-winning play, Jake's Gift. MP Crockatt made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Presented by the Lunchbox Theatre, Jake's Gift is a poignant and moving theatrical production highlighting the significance of Canada's contributions to the Second World War. Through the narration of a Canadian War Veteran who returns to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, and a curious local child, the story puts historical events and sacrifices into perspective. The play began on October 27 and continues until November 22.
- The Lunchbox Theatre is receiving $5,000 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for the commemorative play Jake's Gift.
- 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
"Our Federal Government is glad to support this project so more Canadians can experience, through art, the many sacrifices made by our Veterans. They are helping us remember."
Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre
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