Minister Fantino attends Grey Cup Eastern Division semi-final playoff game in Montréal
MONTRÉAL, Nov. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined the Canadian Football League, Veterans, and football fans at the Grey Cup Eastern Division semi-final playoff game in Montréal.
The Minister participated in the official coin toss and a pre-game ceremony, known as the Veterans Remembrance Tribute that featured a colour party, honour guard, and a moment of silence in honour of Canada's Veterans and those who serve today.
- Organized by the Canadian Football League (CFL), the semi-final games featured a pre-game ceremony, known as the Veterans Remembrance Tribute, and the placement of special commemorative markings on the football field and on each player's helmet.
- The Canadian Football League is receiving Government of Canada support in the amount of $70,000, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for the 2014 Veterans Remembrance Tribute at the Eastern and Western Division semi-final games. The Tribute also includes the presentation of the Jake Gaudaur Trophy at the CFL Awards Show later this month.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved more than $13 million, through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for projects in honour of Veterans and those who died in service.
"The Veterans Remembrance Tribute pays homage to the sacrifices and achievements of our brave men and women whose legacy is the peace and security we enjoy today. Our Government is proud to partner with the Canadian Football League to provide Canadians with the opportunity to thank those whose courageous service built our strong, proud, and free nation."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
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