Minister MacAulay to announce funding support for grave marker maintenance on Prince Edward Island

Media advisory

Charlottetown, PE – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce funding—through the Grave Marker Maintenance program—to cover the restoration costs in cemeteries on Prince Edward Island.

Minister MacAulay, along with other event participants, will be available to media for questions and a photo opportunity following the announcement.

Location:       Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery
                        Route 305 Chapel Rd
                        Souris, Kings County, PE

Date:              19 August 2020

Time:              10:00 ADT

If you know of an eligible Veteran gravesite that requires maintenance, please contact Grave Marker Maintenance at Veterans Affairs Canada.

MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS:

Registration:

Journalists who want to participate must register by contacting vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca with their name and media outlet before 12:00 p.m. on 18 August 2020.

Onsite:

Media and guests are asked to respect physical distancing guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Wearing masks is strongly encouraged especially when not able to maintain physical distance.

Media unable to attend can obtain photos from the event by contacting Media Relations.

Contacts

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca

Cameron McNeill
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
cameron.mcneill@canada.ca

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