Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation - September 2014

Minister Julian Fantino and Senator Larry Smith deliver the Minister of Veteran's Affairs Commendation to David Houghton for his work with The Vimy Foundation.

(Photo credit Melanie Dusseault)

Vimy Foundation Gala - May 2014

Bank of Canada Issues $20 Polymer Bank Note - November 2012

The Bank of Canada announced the entry into circulation of the new $20 polymer bank notes, during an official ceremony at the Canadian War Museum November 7th, 2012. Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney was joined at the event by Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty, Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney, and David Houghton, President of the Vimy Foundation.

The front of the new $20 note features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, while the imagery on the back of the note features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. This iconic monument, located in Vimy , France , commemorates the 1917 Victory at Vimy Ridge and honours Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War in France and who have no known grave.