Member of Parliament Andrew Saxton announces support for a commemorative project
NORTH VANCOUVER, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, today announced Government of Canada funding for a project that pays tribute to Canada's brave men and women who have served in uniform. MP Saxton made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The North Shore Veterans Council Canada is receiving support for the City of North Vancouver Remembrance Day Service at the Victoria Park Cenotaph. Following the service there will be a parade to the nearby James Pemberton (JP) Fell Armouries and an afternoon of We Remember activities with local Veterans.
- The North Shore Veterans Council Canada is receiving $5,000, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for the City of North Vancouver Remembrance Day Service.
- 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
"Remembrance Day is a time when Canadians join together to honour our men and women in uniform who have dedicated their lives to our country and our freedom. On this and every day—lest we forget."
Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver
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