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Renovations and refurbished namesake monument at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park in Winnipeg completed

Renovations and refurbished namesake monument at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park in Winnipeg completed
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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.

Candlelight Tribute

Candlelight Tribute
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Nov 07, 2017

Passing the torch of remembrance to Canada’s youth.

Veterans’ Week 2017 Launches with Event at the National War Museum

Veterans’ Week 2017 Launches with Event at the National War Museum
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Nov 06, 2017

Veterans Week 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele Ceremony at the Canadian War Museum

Veterans Week Senate Ceremony

Veterans Week Senate Ceremony
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Nov 03, 2017

Parliamentary Secretary Sherry Romanado launches Veterans’ Week at Senate ceremony.

Government of Canada details enhanced support for Veterans and their families

Government of Canada details enhanced support for Veterans and their families
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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

Prime Minister joins Canadian delegation to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
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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 4 - The Canadian delegation concluded their visit to France for the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
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Aug 20, 2017

The Canadian delegation attended commemorative events at the Pourville memorial, near the location code named “Green Beach”, and at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery. A total of 944 members of the Allied armed forces are interred in this cemetery, of which 707 are Canadian.

Day 3 - Today, the Government of Canada and the Canadian delegation marked 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.
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Aug 19, 2017

The Canadian delegation attended several events in the Dieppe, France, region to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Events were held in the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, at the Puys Memorial and the Signature ceremony at the Square du Canada in Dieppe.

Day 2 - Canadian Delegation participates in Indigenous sunrise ceremony, visits museum, and meet with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Day 2 - Canadian Delegation participates in Indigenous sunrise ceremony, visits museum, and meet with the Canadian Armed Forces.
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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

Day 1 - Canadian Delegation explores underground shelter and tours battlefields around Dieppe
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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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