Member of Parliament Gary Schellenberger announces funding for commemorative activity
STRATFORD, ON, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament for Perth–Wellington, today announced Government of Canada funding for World War One Remembrance, an evening of music performed by the Stratford Symphony Orchestra to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. MP Schellenberger made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Taking place November 15 at Knox Presbyterian Church, the concert will feature First World War era music, period photographs and artwork, video material produced by youth, and a parade of Veterans.
- The Stratford Symphony Orchestra is receiving $2,350 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for World War One Remembrance.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved more than $13 million, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, in projects that recognize Veterans and those who have 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
"By coming together with Veterans, youth gain a heightened appreciation for Canada's military sacrifice and contributions. This is a great opportunity to bring members of our community together to honour our Veterans."
Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament for Perth–Wellington
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