The Honourable Alice Wong announces funding for the University of British Columbia's commemorative event
VANCOUVER, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, today announced Government of Canada funding for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the University of British Columbia. Minister Wong made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
On November 11, the UBC student community will gather at the University's War Memorial Gym to honour and remember those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. This traditional ceremony will feature musicians from the Faculty of Music and the UBC Brass Quintet as well as participants from local organizations, including The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #142, 196th Western Universities Battalion Association, Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada.
- The University of British Columbia is receiving $2,500 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for an annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved more than $13 million through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund for projects that recognize traditional and modern-day Canadian 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 sacrifice."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"This annual ceremony, which involves many young people, allows time to reflect, commemorate and appreciate all those who have served Canada. It pays special tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our peace and freedom."
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond
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