SCARBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering–Scarborough East, today announced Government of Canada funding to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, to support their annual Remembrance Day service. MP Chisu made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
On November 11, the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care will host a Remembrance Day service for residents of the Centre, their families, and guests. The service will include a colour party provided by a local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the laying of wreaths, speeches and songs. A small reception will follow.
- The Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care is receiving $1,950 through Veteran's Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for a Remembrance Day service.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided 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
"Each November 11, Canadians in hundreds of communities come together to remember those who have served their country, and the sacrifices that they made. Through the continued efforts of groups like the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, the torch of remembrance will continue to be carried forward."
Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering–Scarborough East
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