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Renovations and refurbished namesake monument at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park in Winnipeg completed
Nov 08, 2017
Dedicated in June 1926, the monument in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park has been restored a number of times. This year, the third and most comprehensive renovation was completed. Veterans Affairs Canada, through its Commemorative Partnership Program, has approved up to $50,000 to support the restoration in conjunction with another $300,000 of City of Winnipeg capital funding.
Veterans’ Week 2017 Launches with Event at the National War Museum
Veterans Week Senate Ceremony
Government of Canada details enhanced support for Veterans and their families
Aug 24, 2017
Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence met with Canadian Armed Forces members and their families at the Saint-Jean Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to provide details on changes to VAC programs and benefits that will do more to support Canada’s Veterans and their families.
Prime Minister joins Canadian delegation to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
Aug 22, 2017
Today, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, joined the Government of Canada delegation, led by the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, for a closing ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. More information: News Release
Day 4 - The Canadian delegation concluded their visit to France for the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
Day 3 - Today, the Government of Canada and the Canadian delegation marked the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
Day 2 - Canadian Delegation participates in Indigenous sunrise ceremony, visits museum, and meet with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Aug 18, 2017
The delegation gathered before dawn to participate in an Indigenous sunrise ceremony on the beach in Dieppe. After the ceremony, Buffalo Red Thunder drummers and dancers performed. Later in the day, the delegation toured a museum dedicated to the Dieppe Raid and had a chance to meet the Canadian Armed Forces contingent.
Day 1 - Canadian Delegation explores underground shelter and tours battlefields around Dieppe
Aug 17, 2017
Canadian youth delegates visit the Biomarine site, a series of tunnels built during the Second World War that provided shelter for the local population, but also contained operating rooms, a nursery and offices for local government. The Canadian delegation, including four Dieppe Raid Veterans, tour battlefields around Dieppe with Directorate of History and Heritage historians.
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