Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman announces support for provincial ceremony
WINNIPEG, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, today announced Government of Canada funding to the Joint Veterans Association Parade Committee of Winnipeg for its Remembrance Day service. MP Bateman made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The ceremony will include the singing of hymns and the laying of wreaths, followed by a parade of Veterans, members of the military and cadets. Local guides and scouts will also participate in the annual program. Last year, 4,500 citizens attended the event, including 1,200 youth.
- The Joint Veterans Association Parade Committee of Winnipeg is receiving $5,000 through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for the Service of Remembrance.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided more than $13 million, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for 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
"Winnipeg's strong record of commemoration continues with the 2014 Service of Remembrance. I am proud that our Government is ensuring this tradition continues. Lest we forget."
Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre
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