Member of Parliament Ted Falk announces funding for commemorative project
STEINBACH, MB, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, today announced Government of Canada funding to the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys in support of their 2014 Remembrance Day activities. MP Falk made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
In the lead up to Remembrance Day, students from three St-Pierre-Jolys schools will research the history of local Veterans who will be featured at the ceremony with a display of commemorative portraits. On November 11, students will take part in their community's annual ceremony by greeting guests, providing musical accompaniment and reciting poetry. Approximately 400 people are expected to attend, including Veterans and youth.
- The Village of St-Pierre-Jolys is receiving $2,500 through Veteran's Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for Remembrance Day Celebrations.
- 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 ceremonies have the unique ability to unite local Veterans and youth in meaningful ways. Bringing generations of Canadians together to pay homage to our nation's heroes will help ensure the torch of remembrance burns brightly for years to come."
Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher
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