"Toll of War" project tells the stories of the valour and sacrifice of Canadians in the World Wars
FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Jan. 8, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage
Funding for a unique visual and educational program that will inform Canadians about the wartime actions and sacrifices of Canadian soldiers during the World Wars was announced today by the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The "Toll of War" project is managed by the Milton F. Gregg Centre for the Study of War. The project will receive $488,155 to create a national banner campaign and produce educational material about Canada's Victoria Cross recipients to encourage Canadians to learn more about these individuals and the significance of this transformational period in Canadian history.
"Without the valour and sacrifice of those who served, Canada would not be the strong, proud and free country it is today. As we move closer to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, this project will highlight the stories of these Canadians and the significance of the World Wars in shaping our national identity."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The banners will be a unique visual representation that will connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Through the supporting educational materials, Canadians can develop a deeper understanding of the shared history and values of our country."
-The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton)
"The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is grateful to the Government of Canada for funding to support its Toll of War project. This funding will allow the Gregg Centre to highlight Canadian Victoria Cross winners, allowing Canadians to learn more about these exceptional individuals and deepening our understanding of Canada's shared history and values."
-Dr. Marc Milner, Director, Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society