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Chong Announces $23,100 for Restoration of Puslinch Cenotaph

November 14, 2013

ABERFOYLE – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced funding of $23,100 for the repair of the Puslinch Cenotaph, located at the Puslinch Community Centre.

“I’m pleased that the federal government is providing funds for this project, collaborating with the Township of Puslinch,” said Chong. “It is important to maintain these cenotaphs and war memorials. They serve as important reminders of the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made in defense of Canada.”

We are also very pleased that this funding has been approved,” said Mayor Dennis Lever.  “When combined with our local contribution, we will be able to carry out this restoration project and ensure that our Cenotaph remains a focal point in our community.”

Planned restoration work for the Puslinch Cenotaph includes removing the existing electrical conduit and wiring for the display lighting, demolishing the existing concrete perimeter wall and step, and removing the existing wrought-iron fencing. A new concrete retaining wall with a stone veneer and cap and new pre-cast steps will be constructed. The fencing and landscaping will be repaired and a new electrical system will be installed.

The funding comes from Veterans Affairs Canada which partners with community groups and non-profit organizations to commemorate the courage and sacrifices of Canadian Veterans, including the restoration of war memorials and cenotaphs. For more information on the various programs, please visit veterans.gc.ca.

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