James Moore Announces Funding to British Columbia Veterans Commemorative Association
VANCOUVER, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Veterans Commemorative Association will receive up to $14,880 through the Veterans Affairs Canada Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program to help restore the National War Memorial replica in Vancouver. The funding announcement was made today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, on behalf of Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino.
The monument is a focal point in the community for remembrance activities. Planned restoration work includes rebuilding the monument base, sculpting new pieces to replace the damaged sections of the figurines, repairing and repainting the figurines and columns, and applying a protective coating to the monument. The total cost of the project is estimated at $33,680.
For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's commemorative activities and programs, please visit veterans.gc.ca.
- Across the country, there are over 6,000 local cenotaphs/monuments dedicated to Canada's war dead and Veterans. #ShowYouRemember
- Cenotaphs/monuments are places of remembrance, reflection and thanks for those who have served Canada. #ShowYourThanks
- The Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program helps groups/organizations ensure our memorials are conserved to the highest standard.
- Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program 2014 application deadlines: April 1, July 2, October 1.
"I congratulate the British Columbia Veterans Commemorative Association for their care of this cenotaph to keep it as a special place of remembrance. Monuments show Canadians that we will always honour Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel who preserve the peace and freedom we appreciate today."
Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia
"I am proud that our Government is committed to the restoration of the National War Memorial replica in Vancouver and other memorials in communities across Canada. The cenotaph is a special place where people of all ages can remember those who sacrificed so much for peace."
Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans of Affairs
Veterans Affairs Canada